The Fisher King Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1821

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 138

Theatrical Release Date: 09/20/1991

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/23/2015

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Terry Gilliam

Actors: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, David Hyde Pierce, Lara Harris, Kathy Najimy, Mercedes Ruehl

Plot: A popular radio dj debates taking his own life when he finds pleasure (which he denies) from helping a homeless man figure out his past and point him towards the future.

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1/4

Moviehead - wrote on 04/01/2012

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Rating of
2.5/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/17/2011

1st movie Ive ever seen with Michael Jeter in it & he was so funny

Rating of
3/4

sapien - wrote on 10/03/2009

I heard this movie put schizophrenics in a bad light. But, I couldn't disagree more. It was wonderful.

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Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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Rating of
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/25/2013

"Life's too goddamn short." The holy grail, a popular film by the director, was mentioned by Parry (Robin Williams) character to Jack (Jeff Bridges). An odd but fruitful friendship ensues between the two. Soundtrack was fair though I've Got The Power was overplayed but the performances shine that makes it effective. Locations were well picked and utilized. Clever screenplay with lines: "Everything has its weakness." - Parry. "What does it all mean? - Cabaret singer. "Stranger things have been known to happen." "You do what you can with what you have." "Love conquers all." - Anne. Finally a Gilliam flick that can be enjoyed by this reviewer that makes sense coupled with better humor and superb acting from the talented leads. The Fisher King is a superb dramedy about …

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
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Rating of
3/4

"The Fisher King" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/28/2012

An ex shock jock DJ whose flippant tirade caused a mentally unstable listener to go postal finds a chance at redemption when he encounters a delusional tramp who was one of the victims. Probably as a result of his problems in getting the bizarre and brilliant Brazil released by the conservative studio system, Terry Gilliam produced his most mainstream film to date; but it's only "mainstream" by his eccentric standards. The Fisher King could be categorized as a romantic comedy, but probably the darkest, most offbeat one you're ever likely to see! Jeff Bridges produces yet another brilliant performance as the suicidally disturbed DJ, and although Williams is occasionally his usual overbearing self, they do share some magical on screen moments together. I must also mention Mercedes Ruehl …

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