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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Reviews

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May 3, 2019
This ambitious tale should've remained a pipe dream instead of culminating as the frustrating nightmare it ultimately proves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 19, 2019
An eternal succession of meaningless dramatic turns, unconnected sequences, and a lack of internal coherence. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2020
This is the sum total of several decades worth of work from a man who was once one of the most exciting and enjoyable voices in comedy and cinema, but it has none of his energy and vigour.
May 9, 2019
With anything that has been so long in the making one doesn't know whether to expect perfection or disaster.
April 17, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 24, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 5, 2019
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 29, 2018
The gags often fall, and this ode to the imaginary seems to go in circles a third of the way. [Full review in Spanish]
October 30, 2018
Instead of being an ode to dreamers and optimists, Gilliam's latest has a mean spirited undercurrent that proves hard for the film to shake off.
May 21, 2018
The film aims to be an exaltation of fantasy and imagination, but... fails on its own ground, and perhaps has come too late... [Full review in Spanish]
May 30, 2018
There's a marvelous scene... But the rest is absolutely absurd, sometimes shamefully so... [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 29, 2018
If it's true that artists should not be judged as much by what they have done than by what they have wanted to do, Terry Gilliam should never have finished this film. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 28, 2020
The film is messy, with an occasionally strained script and meandering sequences.
July 19, 2019
Its excessive nature often plays a trick on it, and the last act is an absolute failure. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2020
It's a messy, unfocused film that seems so in awe of its own existence that it can't quite summon the energy to tell a worthwhile story.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2018
"A failed, broken film... but interesting".
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
February 2, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2019
Perhaps after all these years The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was never going to live up to the movie we'd built in our heads. Maybe that was an impossible dream.
April 18, 2019
It's almost fitting that The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a strange, meandering film, unable to find focus or cohesion, and with an undercurrent of bitterness.
May 21, 2018
There's enough of a germ of something in Don Quixote that you find yourself shaking your head by its climax, wondering, wait, what were we talking about again?
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