• Released
  • December 25, 2009
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 2 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 944 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An immortal carnival master must collect five souls or else lose his daughter to the devil.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated PG-13 | For Smoking, Language, Some Sensuality and Violent Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Imaginative Heath Ledger fantasy is too dark for young kids.
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