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421 Ratings

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Directed by Terry Gilliam
Spain, France, 2018
Comedy, Adventure, Drama


Toby, a disillusioned advertising executive, becomes pulled into a world of time jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Directed by Terry Gilliam
The filmmaker’s devotion to the novelist adds luster and vigor to the images, but this is more than just an act of literary-minded reverence. It’s a meeting of minds — a celebration of artistic kinship across the gulfs of history, culture and technology.
April 18, 2019
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Gilliam’s film engages with Don Quixote in an attempt to resurrect and revivify its significance.
April 10, 2019
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At its best, the film’s ode to analog film-fantasy (through Toby’s misadventures with a man who thinks he’s Don Quixote) draws a meaningful parallel with Cervantes’s romantic-ironic celebration of chivalry.
March 01, 2019
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