The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan.

Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, 2008
Edition: Twentieth anniversary edition
ISBN: 1424858232
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Ad
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 21, 2015
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I laughed so much throughout this movie. It is crazy. I had no idea what was going on though most of it, but it was so much fun that I enjoyed it anyway.

Nov 14, 2011
  • avisualfeel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This film by Terry Gilliam is a bit like Raiders of the Lost ark. Monty Python sense of humor exists here & there. A zany tale for sure & lots of inventiveness. It's also amazing what a director of this caliber has to put up with to get a film of his made.

Aug 08, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What zesty fun!

Terry Gilliam's multiple realities of adventure stories which are meta-fiction and fairy tales of documentary styles.

Well, okay, none of those really.

You can very much see the early approach of the director to the themes of "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" here, with reality and stage production intermingled and cross-threaded, plus adventure stories of daring-do made into something real. The most important thing that runs through both films — and the rest of his work, for that matter — is the importance of maintaining the joy and open acceptance of 'play' found in a child, but beaten out of one when reaching adulthood.

Jul 08, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I loved this movie when it came out. I got this movie because I remembered how much I loved it. That being said, I hated it. I couldn't find anything fun or redeeming about it. It wasn't funny. It wasn't exciting. It was too long. I guess the acting was ok. Robin Williams was annoying. Sometimes it's best to just leave something nostalgic. The special effects were pretty good, but apparently the budget was massive. I can't give this even the smallest of recommendations, even though there must have been something to me loving it 20 years ago.

Jan 22, 2011
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Although its chief fame will always be as one of the costliest commercial flops of that era, I have a special affection for this whimsical and well-staged yarn. I confess it is uneven in places (the moon sequence, while visually stunning, is sadly marred by the dubious "performance" of the eternally irritating Robin Williams, for example). Not necessarily a film that small children "get", they may nonetheless enjoy the colourful imagery and sense of adventure.

Apr 21, 2010
  • GHN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic in story, scenes, special effects and mostly the performers' acting.

Feb 17, 2010
  • neko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Terry Gilliam again takes an excellent cast and creates a delightful fantasy everyone can enjoy.


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