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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Reviews

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½ February 24, 2019
Like most imaginations... it rambles. Enticing in bits and pieces, entrancing sometimes, and horribly boring the rest.
½ December 25, 2018
Kept me watching and waiting to see who and what was coming next, mind blown, especially the second half of the movie!! Highly recommended.
½ December 21, 2018
Arrogant, indulgent, pointless, unsatisfactory. I could not watch this to the end. I'm convinced that many reviewers were swayed by the tragic loss of Heath Ledger, rather than any sensible serious consideration about the quality of this movie. Avoid.
½ November 18, 2018
Just plain damn weird!
November 13, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus will undoubtedly receive press because of the tragic circumstances- lead actor Heath Ledger died before the film could be completed and other stars finally ended up taking his role to complete it. The film itself is alright but it depends on the audience's sensibilities and preferences. It is definitely a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Ledger but ultimately this is a Gilliam show.
October 24, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus will undoubtedly receive press because of the tragic circumstances- lead actor Heath Ledger died before the film could be completed and other stars finally ended up taking his role to complete it. The film itself is alright but it depends on the audience's sensibilities and preferences. It is definitely a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Ledger but ultimately this is a Gilliam show.
½ October 14, 2018
I kept waiting for something and that something never came... The story was sparse and was underwhelming.
September 22, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus is directed by Terry Gilliam and if anyone is aware of his work they should know the kind of film to expect. This is a zany, quirky and offbeat production and the viewer's sensibilities and preferences will dictate whether he or she will enjoy the film. It is a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Heath Ledger who tragically passed away during the filming but ultimately this is a Gilliam show through and through. (Beware of certain aesthetic expectations).
September 5, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus will undoubtedly receive press because of the tragic circumstances- lead actor Heath Ledger died before the film could be completed and other stars finally ended up taking his role to complete it. The film itself is alright but it depends on the audience's sensibilities and preferences. It is definitely a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Ledger but ultimately this is a Gilliam show.
August 29, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus will undoubtedly receive press because of the tragic circumstances- lead actor Heath Ledger died before the film could be completed and other stars finally ended up taking his role to complete it. The film itself is alright but it depends on the audience's sensibilities and preferences. It is definitely a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Ledger but ultimately this is a Gilliam show. (Terry Gilliam is hard to get into but give this one a shot).
August 23, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus will undoubtedly receive press because of the tragic circumstances- lead actor Heath Ledger died before the film could be completed and other stars finally ended up taking his role to complete it. The film itself is alright but it depends on the audience's sensibilities and preferences. It is definitely a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Ledger but ultimately this is a Gilliam show.
August 6, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus will undoubtedly receive press because of the tragic circumstances- lead actor Heath Ledger died before the film could be completed and other stars finally ended up taking his role to complete it. The film itself is alright but it depends on the audience's sensibilities and preferences. It is definitely a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Ledger but ultimately this is a Gilliam show.
½ July 29, 2018
Weird and confusing. Makes you have to think through the whole movie or you'll get lost. I don't recommend this movie.
July 9, 2018
Good acting. Incoherent story. No one in our family liked it. Laughably bad.
½ July 4, 2018
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus will undoubtedly receive press because of the tragic circumstances- lead actor Heath Ledger died before the film could be completed and other stars finally ended up taking his role to complete it. The film itself is alright but it depends on the audience's sensibilities and preferences. It is definitely a delight to look at, but Terry Gilliam's films have always polarized the audiences. Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law fill in for Ledger but ultimately this is a Gilliam show.
July 3, 2018
The plot of the movie itself was unfulfilling bland by the way of executing a man playing games with the Devil. I'm not even sure it was explained why the Imaginarium existed in the first place.

However despite it having a loosely tied story, the cast put their best feet forward and made the movie fun and enjoyable because who DOESN'T want to see Spiderman in drag? Percy was best character Verne Troyer rest his soul.
½ June 18, 2018
So dull it couldn't hold my interest. Too bad too since I had wanted to see this for the longest time.
½ April 4, 2018
It's without a doubt one of the most impressive films ever made due to it's breath-taking cinematography, stunning visual effects, gorgeous costumes and magnificent production design. Not only that, the film boasts an all-star cast with Heath Ledger in his final role. The only issue is that while the film is engaging, it does have a hard time providing a coherent plot of its outlandish, ambitious premise. With that in mind, that may taint the viewing experience for many viewers. For me, it didn't. Overall, this is among director Terry Gilliam's finest efforts as he shows that when in the right hands, occasionally, brilliantly-executed style truly can make up for little substance.
March 18, 2018
This is one of the best movies ever made. The visuals are some of the best I've ever seen, the acting is great, and what a great story.
November 17, 2017
Best movie ive ever seen and an all time favorite. So many hidden messgaes behind this movie.
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