Indyfreak - wrote on 08/22/19
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.