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J. O.'s rating of the film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

A whirling fantasy about the appeal of fantasy. Admittedly, having never seen it, I was dazzled by the wonderful characters and massive set pieces. Technically it was a masterpiece. Unfortunately, as I find with most of Gilliam's work, it tends to drag on longer than necessary. Perhaps there's such a fast and exciting pace right out of the gates that any slowness feels that much slower.