January 26, 2005

Time Bandits

Writing about web page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081633/

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4 out of 5 stars

Famous names, a band of timetravelling midgets, a large mix of various types of fantasy and a final showdown in a set quite literally thrown together form some lego bricks. What more could anyone ask for?

This film belongs in the memory along with other classics such as Willow and The Princess Bride in the days when films didn't need to have over the top special effects, although there are several amusing occurances here.

In short, a subtle blend of Pythonyesque humour and western fantasy which adds up overall to an amazing adventure story.

To be fair, is beginning to look a bit dated by todays standards. But like many things retro, has not lost it's charm.

In my opinion Gilliam's greatest film!


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  1. I used to love this movie as a kid, except for one thing…that damn little kid. He is sooooo annoying!!

    27 Jan 2005, 09:35

  2. The overacting is indeed impressive, especially in one so young. Shame it never really kickstarted a glittering film career!

    27 Jan 2005, 12:59

  3. I loved the quirky style of the this film and the visuals always impressed me. I like Gilliam's films. I thought The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was good as well (though I think it was a commerical flop) amd Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is great too.

    29 Jan 2005, 01:03

  4. Time Bandits, is a classic gem… as others have said though that lil brat is sooo annoying!...Gilliam's best work in my opinion is 1985's "Brazil", starring the sublime Johnathan Pryce, and Robert De Niro!

    07 Mar 2005, 23:38


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