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Time Bandits Reviews

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May 27, 2020
For the most part Time Bandits goes its charming, merry way weaving much hilarity as it does, until the movie careens to its twisted, unorthodox ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2019
Terry Gilliam has crafted a story so full of illusions that continuously surprise the audience. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 22, 2018
The film lacks what Garland, Lahr, Haley, Bolger, et al, had in abundance: humanity and charm.
March 14, 2015
It's a strange and weird and wonderful mix of boy's own adventure, Python-esque humor, and grim irony, all wrapped in tall tales, ancient myths, and historical figures.
December 30, 2014
Gilliam opts for an acerbic and often nasty tone that risks offending the very audience at which it purported to be aimed.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
December 17, 2014
Time Bandits is one of Gilliam's more chaotic films, which is really saying something, but his six time-bandits fill the screen with fractious energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 16, 2014
As an adventure tale to enjoy with your kids, you could do much worse than Time Bandits - you just can't expect the depth of Gilliam's more adult works.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
November 22, 2013
Ex-Python Gilliam is one of the great conjurers of cinema, and this film is proof of his ample and unpredictable talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2013
This is an enterprising project in free-form cinema; it's just not very entertaining.
December 7, 2012
Frequent bursts of twisted humour, several flashes of horror and a ton of first-class Brit cameos combine to ensure their movie never ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 26, 2011
An intoxicating dose of children's entertainment of the rarest and weirdest and most delirious kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 2, 2011
Fun fantasy has a bit of bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2010
Adults will get this movie, but kids won't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 2, 2010
one of the greatest of children's fantasy movies
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 29, 2010
A smart and imaginative fantasy with appeal for the whole family is always cause for celebration...Time Bandits rivals Roald Dahl in its surrealism and satire. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2010
Time Bandits remains Fantasy 101, and a must-see for people who enjoy this kind of fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2008
It's a film for kids that adults really will enjoy. A feast for the eyes with great gags and an intelligent and well realised morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 5, 2007
This film is unusually dark for a modern children's film. At times a grimly comic fairy tale, Time Bandits offers little reassurance. It's a tough world out there--even in our imaginative life. Perhaps that is why we need heroes so badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 5, 2007
When you can count the laughs in a comedy on the fingers of one hand, it isn't so funny.
June 5, 2007
The film is resolutely, passionately antiadult, yet much of the humor has an adult sophistication and edge to it; this is one kids' movie that doesn't condescend.
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