Terry Gilliam’s surreal sci-fi cult classic envisions a futuristic world as bureaucratic nightmare, following a daydreaming low-level government clerk (Jonathan Pryce) who tries to correct an administrative error with disastrous, cascading complications. It’s a daring, dazzling, dystopian dark comedy of biting satire and absurdist humor, with a stunning visual design that fills every frame. And did we mention it’s a Christmas movie? Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond and Bob Hoskins co-star.
“One of those rare gems that prove equally stunning on both aesthetic and cerebral levels.” – Entertainment Weekly
“There is not a more daft, more original or haunting vision to be seen on American movie screens this year… A terrific movie has escaped the asylum without a lobotomy. The good guys, the few directors itching to make films away from the assembly line, won one for a change.” – Richard Corliss, TIME
“A remarkable accomplishment for Mr. Gilliam, whose satirical and cautionary impulses work beautifully together. His film’s ambitious visual style bears this out, combining grim, overpowering architecture with clever throwaway touches.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times
- Terry Gilliam
- Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin
- Running Time
- 142 minutes