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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching.
What do you expect from a Terry Gilliam film? Something inventive, an entertaining but thought-provoking take on the human condition? A meaningful story shot with the imagination and cheerful dismissal to reality, which ironically brings the movie closer to home?
I saw 'Brazil' a few months ago, and didn't think cinema could get any better. I bought 'Fisher King'...
Published on 3 May 2004 by Robert Arnott

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2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing at its best
A bizarre journey with a predictable plot. The touches of Gilliam genius served to leave me feeling that there was a lot missing from this film. The unexamined characters made little sense in their own journeys and the story felt disjointed as it jerked toward a happy ending.

A seemingly 'can't-lose' combination of Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in Gilliam's...
Published on 29 Aug 2011 by Slush Puppy


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5.0 out of 5 stars The fisher king, 30 Jan 2013
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Every body should watch this film, it would change the way you perceive other people. What you say is who you are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Gilliam, 21 Jun 2012
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This is another clever and eventful tale spun by the master of the surreal and headed by two of Hollywood's greats Williams truly steals the show from Bridges, but this film is led to be winner by the outstanding performances from co stars at the hands of the ultimate puppet master - Gilliam
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect film?, 15 Jun 2012
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Loved this. Suitable for all ages. A story of love and hope, magic, mental illness, status, power, relationships, humanity, legend and the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. Almost impossible to describe - a warmhearted and fantastically imaginative and bold film about people and life. Watch it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great lesson, 17 April 2012
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A classic story with a modern day twist. A thoughly enjoyable film with a great cast.
The underlying message is that of taking responsibility for our words and deeds as the consequences
can be far reaching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Film, 6 Sep 2011
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Bernard Boyland "Bernard" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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The Fisher King is a very good mixture of comedy, fantasy and drama. Robin Williams is at his very best, as usual in an original, touching movie. Possibly the best thing Terry Gilliam has ever done; including Monty Python.
Bernard Boyland
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knockout performance by Bridges., 5 July 2010
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How good is Jeff Bridges in this film? Robin Williams has some wonderful moments - especially when mining the dark emotional turmoil called up by the murder of his wife where he becomes almost scary - but Bridges performance is one of fantastic subtlety and range. His manic-cynical shock jock is close to demonic, hinting at utterly vacant. Check out the close up when he learns of the disaster his offhand misanthropy has created...a masterclass in screen acting. He gets great rants but like all the best he is such a generous actor and reactor and wonderful to watch while he is listening.

The supporting cast are similarly great - for me only the daffy Amanda Plummer comes anywhere close to hamming it up (though I admit Robin Williams has a few moments which are little more than sops to the stand-up crowd). All in all great, dark Gilliam movie with all of his best features held in tow by a firm plot, strong lucid handling and a fine series of subtle references to Hollywood past and present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fisher King, 18 Jun 2010
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I love this film- it makes you believe in human kindness and a little bit of magic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 5 Jun 2010
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Loved this film. A hard arsed cynical shock jock meets lowly homeless eccentric happy in his environment apart from one thing.

This film sees them exchange some wonderfully funny moments, their meeting changes their lives forever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile film to own, 8 Jan 2010
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Jan Lappalainen (Finland) - See all my reviews
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Its one of those films that can be counted as a modern classic, and its worthwhile to have on your shelf cause you'll probably want to see it again some day. Funny, touching and has the charm of the "good" films that were made in the early nineties.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking,sad and funny, 8 Sep 2014
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Mrs. Rk Lane "Rhonda Lane" (Cheltenham,Glos. UK) - See all my reviews
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Robin Williams gives an amazing performance of a homeless man who has suffered a tragedy in his life causing him to lose touch with reality. Wonderfully written,you'll be laughing one minute and in tears the next.
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