The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019)

Terry Gilliam directs Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce and Joana Ribeiro in this fantasy where a commercials director finds reality and myths and his past blurring when he revisits the locale where he shot a student film of Cervantes’ classic.

Sad to think that we waited 20 years for such an indulgent, compromised, dull and incomprehensible brain fart. The cast is likable and there are glimpses of Gilliam’s unique visual fingerprints. Yet not enough to make this worth enduring. If it was made in 2000 when Gilliam had his combo bar filled green with a decade of unqualified successes… who knows? I bought a cinema ticket for this. Watch the doc of the original troubled production instead!

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