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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

Heath Ledger’s Death the Least of Dr. Parnassus’ Problemsnew

The most impressive thing about The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus is its very existence. About a third of the way through filming the mind-bending fantasy, leading man Heath Ledger died of a tragic drug overdose. Director Terry Gilliam ingeniously cast three of Ledger's A-list friends to play Ledger's character.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-12-2010  |  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

Gone for Goodnew

Gilliam disappears down the rabbit hole.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  12-19-2006  |  Reviews

A Doll of a Filmnew

What's the matter with Kansas? Tideland has heroin-fueled answers.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  11-15-2006  |  Reviews

The Curse of Quixotenew

Terry Gilliam misfires completely in this dreary, unfocused, and exhausting psychodrama.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  10-27-2006  |  Reviews

Stray Heirsnew

Tideland is like a Wyeth painting...on smack.
Washington City Paper  |  Mark Jenkins  |  10-27-2006  |  Reviews

Waves of Weirdnessnew

Some call it a masterpiece, but most call it trash: Terry Gilliam talks about his Lynchian new film, and why it's making people so uncomfortable.
Montreal Mirror  |  Matthew Hays  |  10-26-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Director Loses His Way in New Filmnew

Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm has more in common with the Germany that beget Jagermeister and Arnold Schwarzenegger than it does the Germany of black forests, wicked witches and runaway gingerbread men.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  08-25-2005  |  Reviews

Grimm Reapernew

Terry Gilliam's fairy tale harvest falls a few bushels short.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  08-25-2005  |  Reviews

Pure Jabberwockynew

Terry Gilliam is at it again, bringing one more skewed fantasy to the screen.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  08-25-2005  |  Reviews

Outlook: Grim

Terry Gilliam's fairy tale fueled compromise between his vision and the studio's dime won't let audiences leave happily ever after.
Columbus Alive  |  Melissa Starker  |  08-25-2005  |  Reviews

It Doesn't Get Much Grimmernew

Unlike the original fairytales, this movie utterly fails to spin a creepy or interesting tale.
Dig Boston  |  David Wildman  |  08-24-2005  |  Movies

Grimm Jobnew

Terry Gilliam's latest brings no magic to his fantasy of fabled fabulists.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Ian Grey  |  08-24-2005  |  Reviews

Sometimes a Fantasy

Terry Gilliam comfortably treads familiar surreal ground in The Brothers Grimm.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  08-16-2005  |  Reviews

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