Since Blade Runner, in 1982, there wasn't probably a feature sci-fi movie setting the standard so high. Terry Gilliam uses some of his talent for opressive, odd atmospheres, that he had experimented with, 10 years earlier. He has an interesting way of creating/unfolding the narrative, suiting the time travel aspect. Alows Brad Pitt to surprises us and Bruce Willis to reveal himself as a sci-fi habitué. Great cinema!