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Despite his eccentric characters, the whole experience never has a payoff worthy of its lengthy two hour run-time, Gilliam remains his own worst enemy; which is the need for artistic freedom, but never having the courage of saying enough is enough.
Quixote's grand visual style is undoubtedly mesmerising, but unfortunately the writing bloats a production already struggling to support the weight of its troubled past, unduly hampering it with swathes of incoherence too bothersome to wade through.
[Director Terry] Gilliam can finally check Don Quixote off his bucket list (remake, anyone?), but the original Spanish literature deserved much better. Forget turning in his grave, De Cervantes is doing somersaults.
It'd be easy to map Gilliam on to Grisoni, a film-maker dogged by his artistic misfires and the mess left in their wake. Really, though, he's Quixote, stuck in a noble past and wilfully disconnected from a present that jostles uncomfortably close.