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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)



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3.5 out of 10 Outthere
Ian from Dublin, 28 Feb 2011
This is Monty Pyton extreme outthere flying circus edition. With some really good performances. Andrew Garfield impresses along with Heath Ledger, Really is sad he died so young, fantastic actor. The film moves of in differnet direction constantly and not always coming back but it adds the the character of the film. Very much a film to watch if you like the quirky style of story telling. I enjoyed it.
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4.5 out of 10 Wonderful Stuff!
Lyn from Cork, 17 May 2010
I loved this! It really is the pinnacle of Terry Gilliams work so far. The demise of Heath Ledger whilst filming has led to other actors taking his place and it works wonderfully well. Gilliam has skillfully intertwined themes and stories. Christopher Plummer is excellent and don't forget to watch out for the cameo roles of several famous faces. Great stuff!
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3 out of 10 Huh?
John from Dublin, 21 Jan 2011
A confusing and slightly claustophobic fantasy movie. The actors are great and the movie is worth seeing just for Heath Ledger in his last role... why someone would make a movie with this storyline still baffles me but it kept me reasonably occuppied till the colin farrell bit (nothing against him but the final chapter was a little bit disappointing).
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1 out of 10 Fragmented, disappointing.
Frances from Dublin, 18 Apr 2010
Originally this must have been a magical idea. Allowing for the unfortunate demise of Heath Leger mid-shoot however, the film is fragmented and very disappointing. On the plus side, Lily Cole is better than expected and there are some interesting sequences that bring to mind Dali-esque landscapes and Beckett's plays.
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4.5 out of 10 Heath Ledger Tribute
Sue from Wexford, 01 Feb 2011
I loved it but had to watch it 2x, boyfriend doesn't get it at all. But then this is Terry Gilliam at his best just look at the pretty pictures. A very fitting and moving tribute to Heath and wonderful how his friends stepped in to finish filming, it doesn't detract but enhances the movie.
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus tells the story of the titular Doctor and his travelling 'Imaginarium' where audience members get the chance to choose between light and joy, or darkness and gloom. Doctor parnassus long ago made a bet with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on the grounds that when his first born reached its 16th year, he or she would become the property of the devil. Dr Parnassus' daughter Valentina is now approaching her 16th birthday and...

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