A splendid film from Terry Gillam. Ledger was doing so well in the film and his unfortunate death does take away a tad from the scenes shot after his death but all and all a very good film. A very visually pleasing film.
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience ... read more
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release Date: December 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
Stats: 11,717 reviews
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October 27, 2012
Strange. Made stranger by the cobbled together reworking after Ledger's death. I could have done without seeing this.
June 17, 2012
Gilliam began with the idea of making a film totally from scratch, the eternal battle between good and evil, with the framing device being an imperfect father's perfect love for his daughter, an immortal valentine if you will. But then the unfortunate happened, and the story's f...
October 25, 2011fb576007796
If you like Terry Gilliam it is exactly what you hoped it would be.
October 21, 2011
compelling story but non-practical VFX were uneven
September 27, 2011
Yes it's quirky and it's philosophical message gets a bit lost in the shuffle, but Heath Ledger is amazing again, as well as his imaginarium stand ins (is it just me, or does Colin Ferrell makes the best sleezeball?).Wouldn't put it at the top of my list, but definitely worth see...
August 2, 2011
Madness unhinged! Tapping the water from the deepest wells of his imagination, visionary director Terry Gilliam serves us a strange-tasting cocktail of fantasy world flavors. Some will likely find it much too exotic, while others, like myself, draw pleasure from its artistic and ...
July 28, 2011
An entertainer's pact with the Devil comes due on his daughter's sixteenth birthday after his theater troupe rescues a mysterious young man.
Fans of this film will probably say that it was highly imaginative and visually stimulating ... at least that's what I think Terry Gilliam ...
March 7, 2011
Being a veteran of Terry Gilliam films, I was ready for a visual feast and flights of fancy, but once again all the imagination in the world isn't going to save you if there is no character growth or a story with characters you can care about.
As usual for Gilliam, the film, w...
January 7, 2011
Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" contains some wonderfully imaginative images and creative designs, but the overall effect is somewhat weaker than his previous outings.
Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) is a very strange man. A thousand years ago, ...
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