[W]onderful look at how movies are made or how movies fall apart. full review
The filmmakers, Louis Pepe and Keith Fulton, get perilously close to the glitches and backbiting, the mad logistical frustrations that derailed Gilliam's Quixote. full review
Wondrous document of a film gone wrong and an artist who inspires fans, cast and crew, even as he terrifies financiers, insurers and anyone more firmly footed in filmmaking reality.
A fascinating study in the cinematic arts, as we watch a talented director and a committed crew and cast thwarted by nature, human failings and just plain bad luck.
Gilliam himself is a joy to behold. His wit stays sharp even as his fortunes dull, and the conditions that conspire against him only prove the mettle in our man of La Mancha. full review
Should be required viewing for all film-school students, aspiring filmmakers and studio suits. full review
Bitterly funny and oddly poignant. full review
One hopes that some day Gilliam gets to realize his dream, but in the meantime, in Lost In La Mancha, the shards of that dream offer tantalizing -- and tear-inducing -- glimpses of what might have been.
I'd like Lost in La Mancha more if it didn't take the easy but misleading route of dovetailing Gilliam's frustrations into Welles's, and then dovetailing both into Quixote's. full review
It's disconcerting to recommend this movie for its entertainment value, but highly watchable it is.
Does exactly what it sets out to do, describing the picture Gilliam was hoping to make and showing just how wrong it went. But it's also an elegy for every doomed picture that was never made. full review
Entertaining documentary about how badly everything went. full review
A fascinating glimpse at the fragile ecosystem of a movie shoot, but I'm bound to say that I don't share its view of Gilliam. full review
Plays like a doomed love story, a film about a love ultimately unfulfilled. full review
Some films end with a whimper; this one banged into a stone wall. full review
[Works best] as an entry in the genre of Hollywood schadenfreude pioneered by the 1991 Apocalypse Now documentary Hearts of Darkness. full review
You can interpret Lost in La Mancha as a sort of triumph of the creative spirit. full review
A fascinating chronicle of bad luck, bad faith and bad weather all striking on the same day. full review