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More Magic Needed: 'Parnassus' Doesn't Worknew

Heath Ledger is solid in his final film, but the movie itself doesn't work. Ledger had already filmed a bunch of scenes when he passed away in January 2008. Rather than scrap the film, Terry Gilliam and friends came up with an idea to keep the project moving forward.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  01-13-2010  |  Reviews

'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus': City Paper Grade B+new

The narrative is a showy gloss on the Faust legend with Tom Waits as a carny-huckster Beelzebub and Christopher Plummer as a monk-turned-immortal showman, and its reliance on oft-told tales and fairy tale archetypes is welcome given how the narrative seems to unravel rather than unfold.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  01-12-2010  |  Reviews

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