The Fisher King
Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.
Jonathan Rosenbaum 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.
Variety Staff The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
David Ansen 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.
Geoff Andrew Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting.
Desson Thomson A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.