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242 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
While the movie was not a disaster and Adam Driver powers through as a jerk director rediscovering the magic of life and cinema and love and stuff, the best thing about this glorified knight’s tale is that it’s done and we don’t have to hear about it again.
July 03, 2018
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Most of “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is not so much irritating as it is inert. The budget to make this film on its intended scale doesn’t look like it ever materialized, and for long stretches, Pryce, the ostensible source of fun here, vanishes entirely. Though Driver has been given more to work with, eventually more starts to seem like less.
May 19, 2018
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Few directors can pull that off. Gilliam can, because the energy of his scenes, once you get on their wavelength, is infectious. The plot isn’t so much episodic or circular as it is spiraling, with everything — story, symbols, characters — accelerating toward a climax set in a castle where the present and the past, royalty and oligarchy, art and commerce, religion and parody, all collide.
May 19, 2018
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