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A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.
The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
The New York Times
What emerges, in the end, are a clever premise that has been allowed to go awry and several performances that are lively and unpredictable enough to transcend the confusion. Mr. Bridges, always a fine intuitive actor, has never displayed a greater range.
Chicago Reader
If you treasure Gilliam at his best and take his ideas seriously, you'll probably be infuriated as well as delighted.
Rolling Stone
Restores our belief in the power of movies to transform reality, even temporarily. So what if it's not perfect? It's magic.
A fanciful spiral of mythology, madness, cynicism and salvation.
The script never resolves the different levels on which it tries to operate, and also throws in too many loose ends which never get cleared up.
Chicago Sun-Times
A disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression.
The New Yorker
The movie is a peculiarly irritating failure -- a leaden piece of uplift.

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