The Fisher King Synopsis
Mad seeker (Robin Williams) of Grail meets shaken N.Y. talk-radio host (Jeff Bridges).
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.
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90

Variety

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The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Restores our belief in the power of movies to transform reality, even temporarily. So what if it's not perfect? It's magic.
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
If you treasure Gilliam at his best and take his ideas seriously, you'll probably be infuriated as well as delighted.
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80

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
What emerges, in the end, are a clever premise that has been allowed to go awry and several performances that are lively and unpredictable...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
A fanciful spiral of mythology, madness, cynicism and salvation.
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50

TV Guide

The script never resolves the different levels on which it tries to operate, and also throws in too many loose ends which never get cleared...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression.
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10

The New Yorker

The movie is a peculiarly irritating failure -- a leaden piece of uplift.
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By jodyandcobee
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Five Word Review

By DayzeeJoy
Emotional Touching Unfair Traumatic Hopeful...

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