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A young girl named Jeliza-Rose is transported to her grandparents' farm following her mother's drug overdose. Once there, she embarks on a fantastic voyage into a world of bog men and disembodied Barbie heads.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Honest, unflinching and worthy of reappraisal."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"The movie itself feels like an overstuffed burrito: Nicola Pecorini's cinematography has verve but no visual sense, and the film's self-important pace turns deadening over the long haul."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Surreal, inspired cinema from Gilliam that refuses to sugar-coat the dark imagination of children."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"Now, I like pushing boundaries as much as the next guy. When it's done well, as in say Todd Solondz' wonderfully dark Happiness, it can be searingly challenging. But in the case of Tideland it's just uncomfortable to watch."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Gilliam's weirdest -- and most disappointing."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"The literal train wreck that caps the film is an apt metaphor for this hallucinatory fiasco."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Becomes an excruciating exercise in gothic excess and progressively more disgusting imagery."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"...in the midst of all the perverse chaos, a story emerges that is easily the most tender and even sentimental in all of Gilliam's work."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"Terry Gilliam has again stretched his craft to fashion a work of tragedy-tinged fantasy that uses the full range of dark movie making tools to great effect."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"film stands as a metaphor testifying for the basic resiliency of the human spirit"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Pointless and an excruciating bore."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"A triumph of costuming and production design over plot, theme and main characters."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"It seems, from the flat-out filmic disaster of "Tideland," that director Terry Gilliam is intent on ensuring a decisive end to his checkered filmmaking career."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Gilliam appears to be trying to throw us all off-guard, to make the theatergoing experience unpleasant. But in its own unlovable way, the movie is an unforgettable experience."
‑ Jette Kernion, Cinematical
"Terry Gilliam doesn't need another failure, but here it is."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
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