75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Vintage Terry Gilliam, a pour not to all tastes but one certain to please lovers of "Time Bandits" and "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Despite a shaky framework, the magic works. It's a chance to see Ledger one last time in the act of doing what he loved. Take it.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The Depp sequence is especially poignant, apparently rewritten with references to other celebrities who died before their time -- Rudolph Valentino, James Dean and Princess Di -- and who will remain "forever young" in our imaginations.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In short, “Imaginarium’’ is a Terry Gilliam movie and it’s a mess, which over the years have come to mean much the same thing. It’s one of his better messes, though, or at least this critic was won over by its ramshackle whimsies.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is an Imaginarium indeed. The best approach is to sit there and let it happen to you; see it in the moment and not with long-term memory, which seems to be what Parnassus does.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though rambling and at times self-indulgent, its wit and pageantry, boosted by Heath Ledger's final performance, render it irresistible.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As is so often the case since his "Monty Python" days, Gilliam is best at visual games and weakest at storytelling.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The film is neither intelligent enough nor silly or grotesque enough to become a lasting favorite.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
"Parnassus," while not unwatchable, is also an elephantine mess.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film ends up landing in a confused middle category. It's neither a coherent, discrete work nor a zany tribute to the late actor.
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65 out of 100
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