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  1. Jan 26, 2011
    4
    Kind of a boring mockumentary. Depp was good but it just wasn't anything special. So many opportunities for a laugh fell by the wayside. If this is an actual documentary I don't buy it.
  2. ChadS.
    Jun 4, 2004
    7
    Poor Jean Rochefort, who comes off looking like a villian, because you get so involved with Terry Gilliam's infectious mania, but the old man can't sit on the damn horse. But you'll have your lingering doubts about the legitimacy of Rochefort's ailments. Maybe he was insecure about his English-speaking abilities. But, then again, the rain, rain playing the part of a Poor Jean Rochefort, who comes off looking like a villian, because you get so involved with Terry Gilliam's infectious mania, but the old man can't sit on the damn horse. But you'll have your lingering doubts about the legitimacy of Rochefort's ailments. Maybe he was insecure about his English-speaking abilities. But, then again, the rain, rain playing the part of a monsoon in a place that looks third world-ishly desert-like, you start to wonder about curses. "Lost in La Mancha", of course, should've been part of the bonus features of a killer DVD, but instead finds an inappropriate life on the big screen, since, essentially, we're watching a featurette. Expand
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. 80
    At once bitterly funny and devastating, Lost In La Mancha sides with Gilliam in form and spirit, piecing together the train wreck with snaky humor and interludes that cleverly mimic his Monty Python collage animations.
  2. The documentary is fascinating, but hardly enjoyable. It's like watching ants eat an elephant.
  3. Like rubbernecking motorists, we can't help but watch with lurid fascination.