Overall Rank: 4181
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 84
Theatrical Release Date: 03/10/1989
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/08/2008
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Terry Gilliam
Actors: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Charles McKeown, Winston Dennis
Plot: The fantastical tales of Baron Munchausen and his friends, including a trip to the moon, escaping the Grim Reaper, dancing with the goddess Venus and being swallowed by a sea monster - all told against the backdrop of a very real threat from Turkish invaders. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019
"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.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 06/24/2012
An ageing adventurer infamous for his tall tales volunteers to help a French town besieged by a Turkish army. The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen is unmistakably a Terry Gilliam film. It is a feast of creative visuals that hark from before the days of CGI that is lavish in its invention and meticulous in its hand-crafted detail in a way that is no longer seen in modern cinema. Unfortunately the lavishness of its production meant that its budget spiralled ever more out of control meaning that Munchausen will ever be remembered as one of the great flops which is rather unfair as the film does have plenty to commend it. It has a fine and characterful cast including some greats of stage and comedy, the afore-mentioned beautiful production design and the opening and closing stages of the story …
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