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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Overview


Genre :

Fantasy, Drama

Release Date :

December 25, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Terry Gilliam

Starring :

Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield, Verne Troyer, Mark Benton, Jose Perez

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..The moments of magic almost make this a ride worth taking..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : B+

“..the mingled sense of bitterness and hope in his story makes this whole crazed fantasy into something far more real..”
by Tasha Robinson [Onion AV Club]
3 of 4

“..not up to the very best work of either Gilliam ("Brazil") or Ledger ("The Dark Knight"), but it's a surprisingly satisfying coda to the latter's all-too-brief career..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..more exhausting than exhilarating to watch..”
by Ella Taylor [Village Voice]
3.5 of 5

“..it's so vividly put on screen that we can't help but enjoy the ride..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
1 of 4

“..it's really a fantastic mess..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3 of 4

“..irresistible..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..Despite a shaky framework, the magic works..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Simon Reynolds [Digital Spy]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Jesse Hassenger [Filmcritic.com]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Paul Byrnes [Sydney Morning Herald]
Review rate : B-
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Fernando F. Croce [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]

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