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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019)



Critic Consensus: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote may not live up to long-gestating expectations, but it bears enough of director Terry Gilliam's signature creative stamp to satisfy fans.

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Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth -- a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

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Jonathan Pryce
as Don Quixote
Joana Ribeiro
as Angelica
Oscar Jaenada
as The Gypsy
Sergi López
as The Farmer
Rossy de Palma
as The Farmer's Wife
Jordi Molla
as Alexei Mishkin
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All Critics (103) | Top Critics (23)

It's fitfully entertaining. I will say that Jonathan Pryce is perfect in [this] role.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"The end result is messy, ragged, uneven, all over the place. But it's also the single best Gilliam film to hit theaters in 20 years."

May 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

To anyone who has followed the parabolic arcs of Gilliam's career, it's a fascinating text; to the more casual viewer, it might come off only as a meandering mess.

April 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The story doesn't follow Cervantes in every detail, but there is no mistaking Gilliam's deep appreciation of the book. "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" works best as an exuberant, not always disciplined work of critical appropriation.

April 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Don Quixote turns out to be a pretty typical Gilliam film: whimsically daffy, frantically overstuffed, and art-directed to within in an inch of its life. It's often transporting, but even more often exhausting.

April 11, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Adam Driver brings a Nicolas Cage-esque zeal to his terrifically loony performance as Toby.

April 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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