Overall Rank: 1826
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 142
Theatrical Release Date: 09/20/1991
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/23/2015
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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 01/31/2022
It's time "The Fisher King" is at last recognized as the masterpiece it is. Terry Gilliam's madcap farce about suffering and redemption is an odd invention, but it's surprisingly powerful, brilliantly acted, and contains two of the most original love stories ever seen on film.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/17/2011
1st movie Ive ever seen with Michael Jeter in it & he was so funny
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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 - 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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