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The Fisher King

After inadvertently inspiring a listener's murderous rampage, pompous shock jock Jack Lucas starts spending time with Parry -- a dotty vagrant whose wife was killed in the carnage -- in an attempt to redeem himself.
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NYT Critics' Pick
Radio host meets colorful derelict. Great charm when chaos is kept in check. Read the review
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Visually impressive, frequently pretentious, and extremely fluid as narrative (the 137 minutes sail by effortlessly), this mythic comedy-drama presents Gilliam as half seer, half snake-oil salesman and defies you to sort out which is which.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader  full review
 
The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
Variety Staff, Variety  full review
 
Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam's best: he's become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.
David Ansen, Newsweek  full review
 
Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting.
Geoff Andrew, Time Out  full review
 
For every wild ride through Manhattan by an imaginary Red Knight trailing billows of flame, there is a small, comic encounter in a more down-to-earth mode.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
 
So what if it's not perfect? It's magic.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
 
A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post  full review
 
The Fisher King is a disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 1991
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 138 min
  • Available From: Mar 02, 2014
  • Queued by: 1227 people
Directed By
Terry Gilliam
Cast
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, David Hyde Pierce, Lara Harris, Harry Shearer, Michael Jeter
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