General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 1991
Runtime: 137 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Directors: Terry Gilliam
Writers: Richard LaGravenese
Casts: Jeff Bridges, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi, David Hyde Pierce, Ted Ross, Lara Harris, Warren Olney, Frazer Smith, Mercedes Ruehl, Kathy Najimy, Harry Shearer, Melinda Culea, James Remini, Mark Bowden, John Ottavino
IMDB: The Fisher King (1991) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.9

Reviews

90
Variety -
The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
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.
50
TV Guide -
The script never resolves the different levels on which it tries to operate, and also throws in too many loose ends which never get cleared up.
10
The New Yorker -
The movie is a peculiarly irritating failure -- a leaden piece of uplift.

The Fisher King (1991)


After hearing a popular DJ rail against yuppies, a madman carries out a massacre in a popular New York bar. Dejected and remorseful, the DJ strikes up a friendship with Parry, a former professor who became unhinged and then homeless after witnessing his wife's violent death in the bar shooting. The DJ seeks redemption by helping Parry in his quest to recover an item that he believes is the Holy Grail and to win the heart of the woman he loves.