The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ★★★½ 1989 (PG)
From the director of “Time Bandits,” “Brazil,” and “The Fisher King” comes an ambitious, imaginative, chaotic, and under-appreciated marvel based on the tall (and often confused) tales of the Baron. Munchausen encounters the King of the Moon, Venus, and other odd and fascinating characters during what might be described as a circular narrative in which flashbacks dovetail into the present and place and time are never quite what they seem. Wonderful special effects and visually stunning sets occasionally dwarf the actors and prove what Gilliam can do with a big budget. 126m/C VHS, DVD . GB GE John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Valentina Cortese, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, Sting, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson, Peter Jeffrey, Alison Steadman, Charles McKeown, Winston Dennis, Jack Purvis, Don Henderson, Andrew MacLachlan; Cameos: Robin Williams; D: Terry Gilliam; W: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown; C: Giuseppe Rotunno; M: Michael Kamen.