The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Terry Gilliam's long-gestating adventure comedy adapted from Miguel de Cervantes's classic novel. A cynical advertising man (Adam Driver), finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote.

Former Monty Python Gilliam started work on the film in 1989 but failed to get it across the line, most famously with his abandoned 1998 production - the subject of the excellent documentary Lost in La Mancha. Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Jack O'Connell have all been attached to star over the years. Reportedly, it was Adam Driver's interest in the role that finally helped secure funding for the film.

2018Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language132 minsSpain, UK, France, Portugal
AdventureComedyFantasyFestival & Independent
Director:
Terry Gilliam ('The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', 'Brazil')
Writer:
Terry GilliamTony Grisoni
Cast:
Jonathan PryceAdam DriverOlga KurylenkoStellan SkarsgårdJordi MollàJoana RibeiroRossy de PalmaSergi López

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Terry Gilliam’s latest announces itself as a movie “25 years in the making and unmaking”, a self-congratulatory bit of text alluding to its tortured path to the screen. The results could well be the director’s best film in a few decades, but that’s more an indicator of his late-career drop off than any great quality here.

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Vulture

Vulture

There's enough of a germ of something in Don Quixote that you find yourself shaking your head by its climax, wondering, wait, what were we talking about again?

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Variety

Variety

If anything, it's what the director's fans most feared: a lumbering, confused, and cacophonous mess.

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Time Out

Time Out

Even if it doesn't always come together, it does entertain, bearing all the hallmarks of Gilliam's gleefully barmiest projects.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

What a dull place the world would be without Terry Gilliam.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Despite periods of biting comedy and some delightful old-school production heft, this is a project that would have been better left to wither on the vine.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It is an intensely personal piece of filmmaking, a movie shot through with sneaky, unruly pleasures and no small poignancy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Rarely have such brave deeds yielded so meagre a reward.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

There are moments of mad genius here, and a warrior-poet's heart beats under the film's tarnished armour...

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