Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 08/22/2019
True to Terry Gilliam's style, this expensive fantasy detailing the absurd adventures of an eccentric baron does not skimp on the absurdity. But it does eventually become too much at once. John Neville is good in the lead role. But Sarah Polley is too whiney as his sidekick. Robin Williams' brief appearance as the mad King of the Moon will surely inspire nightmares. Oliver Reed is funny as the fiery god Vulcan. The effects are dated but they do compliment the scale of the movie and dreamlike setting. A highlight is the trip to the Moon. It is undeniable that Terry Gilliam has created an imaginative fantasy film but its near incessant spontaneity gradually becomes an irritant.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019
"The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" is a silly tale of whimsy from Monty Python alumni Terry Gilliam.
Moviehead - wrote on 04/01/2012
Very fun movie, with good first part but if i remember well, ending was poor.
Virtuakd - wrote on 03/15/2008
It is very rare when American filmmakers are allowed (and allow themselves) to get so visualy imaginative. Given the disjointed nature of the plot, the audience is required to totally suspend their disbelief. And if, like me, you allow yourself, you will be spirited to a world that doesn't need to make sense, but does deliver true wonderment. If anything, its worth it just to see Uma Thurman play Botticcelli's Venus... cherubs and all.
Allison - wrote on 12/21/2007
Pretty lame and was almost a complete waste of time.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/14/2007
Though this film was buried, this is Terry Gilliam at his most imaginative with dual characters, amazing sets, a great story and lots of wonder. The plot may be confusing the first time around, but watch again and it all makes sense.