The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
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The tale of the enchanting adventures of Baron von Munchausen on his journey to save a town from defeat. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sheer volume and invention of Gilliam's visual largess sets him apart, and his wit operates for the most part at a dangerously sophisticated level."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"The king is completely out-of-control, and so was Gilliam in making this film. Neither has much of a sense of proportion, but both are hard to ignore."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The carnivalesque chaos is anchored in stage actor John Neville's charismatic lead turn."
‑ , Total Film
"It's an opulent odyssey that balances romance, comedy and thrills in one glittering and constantly surprising package."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Like many of Gilliam's cerebral, impish films, Munchausen toes the line between rationality and fantasy, gleefully incorporating both into the same story."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"One of the most voluptuously beautiful films ever imagined, Munchausen naturally assumes that surrealism is preferable, that through make-believe we find the way to true beliefs."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"There is much to see on this journey, all of it presented in the abundant, deep-focus detail that is Gilliam's visual trademark."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Superbly photographed and marvelously lighted, this remarkable set piece of art direction and stunning decor cures many of its own ills, including a screenplay that meanders grandly."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"For a picture big on in-camera special effects, few of the explosions and set pieces can eclipse the parade of cracking performances."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
"Like its hero, extraordinary in every way. [Blu-Ray review]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"A fitting final installment in Terry Gilliam's trilogy begun with Time Bandits and continued with Brazil."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Its intellectual intent and the physical production seem disconnected, leaving a film that bedazzles the eye even as it bedevils the mind."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"The narrative is highly episodic and only intermittently engaging, but Gilliam's wildly inventive mise en scene, ably assisted by production designer Dante Ferretti, is extraordinary."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A gaudy chimera with no other reason for its existence than to be flamboyant to no great end."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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