Lost in La Mancha Synopsis
Production comes to a halt on Terry Gilliam's film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."

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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Wildly sad, funny and terrific documentary.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This is a sad and funny true-life tale that speaks volumes about the difficulties of independent filmmaking.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
This documentary could have been a simple downer. Instead, it's a giddy, manic-depressive roller coaster - because it brings us eye to eye...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Nothing more than a modest, streamlined ''making of...'' diary about a movie that never got made -- it's ''Project Greenlight'' with bigger...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Lost in La Mancha, a documentary about a movie that never got made, is more involving -- and heartbreaking -- than many movies that do get...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Captures one of the wildest, most heartbreaking episodes in Gilliam's career.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Lost in La Mancha basically catches "Don Quixote" in free fall…It's our loss nonetheless. Gilliam is one of the great film fantasists...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fulton and Pepe have created an extraordinary document. Hilarious and heartbreaking.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Lost in La Mancha, which started life as one of those documentaries you get free on a DVD, ended as the record of swift and devastating...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It is an honest, dumbstruck, not particularly deep demonstration of how insanely difficult it is to make a movie, any movie, no matter how...
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