films seen
10
average score
2.40*
nationality
USA - 81 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Too much has gone wrong in Gilliam's career to call him a successful director, but he did direct some absolute classics throughout the years. The result is a creative, visually imaginative and ever surprising oeuvre well worth exploring.

Solid pieces

The Zero Theorem

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
2013 / 107m - UK
Genre
Sci-fi, Fantasy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Zero Theorem poster

Brazil

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
1985 / 132m - UK
Genre
Sci-fi, Fantasy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Brazil poster

The inoffensive

Twelve Monkeys

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
1995 / 129m - USA
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Twelve Monkeys poster

The Meaning of Life

by Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Specifics
1983 / 107m - UK
Genre
Comedy, Musical
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Meaning of Life poster

Amusing Monty Python film. Like most of Monty Python's work there's not much coherence, the film really is little more than a collection of sketches. Some of them are pretty great, others drag a little. It's a shame the quality isn't a bit more consistent, because there really are some memorable moments.

Worthy but flawed

Tideland

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
2005 / 120m - UK
Genre
Drama, Fantasy
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Tideland poster

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
2018 / 132m - UK
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote poster

Gilliam's Don Quixote is finally finished, but I wonder if it was worth the wait. The film takes an awfully long time to get up to steam, Driver is a bit too committed to his role of obnoxious American and Gilliam's fantasy elements feel somewhat scattered and out of focus. The finale is better, but it takes quite a while to get there.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
2009 / 123m - UK
Genre
Fantasy, Mystery
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus poster

Dubious filler

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Specifics
1975 / 91m - UK
Genre
Comedy
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Monty Python and the Holy Grail poster

Big nopes

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
1998 / 118m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas poster

Irritation overload

The Brothers Grimm

by Terry Gilliam
Specifics
2005 / 118m - USA
Genre
Fantasy
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
The Brothers Grimm poster