General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 1991
Runtime: 137 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Directors: Terry Gilliam
Writers: Richard LaGravenese
Casts: Robin Williams, Amanda Plummer, Kathy Najimy, Michael Jeter, John de Lancie, Jeff Bridges, Jayce Bartok, Bradley Gregg, Harry Shearer, Diane Robin, Mark Bowden, Ted Ross, David Hyde Pierce, Dan Futterman, Tom Waits, John Ottavino, Mercedes Ruehl, Lara Harris, Paul Lombardi, Lisa Blades, Adam Bryant, Warren Olney, Frazer Smith, Melinda Culea, James Remini
IMDB: The Fisher King (1991) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 7.6

Reviews

90
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.
90
Variety - Unnamed
The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
80
The New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
What emerges, in the end, are a clever premise that has been allowed to go awry and several performances that are lively and unpredictable enough to transcend the confusion. Mr. Bridges, always a fine intuitive actor, has never displayed a greater range.
80
Chicago Reader - Jonathan Rosenbaum
If you treasure Gilliam at his best and take his ideas seriously, you'll probably be infuriated as well as delighted.
80
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Restores our belief in the power of movies to transform reality, even temporarily. So what if it's not perfect? It's magic.

The Fisher King (1991)



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