Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Despite an inspired central section involving Robin Williams as the King of the Moon and Valentina Cortese as his Queen, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a near-disaster of Ishtarish proportions. [11 Mar 1989, p.C3]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    A little bit too long, the movie doesn't fail to entertain. Gilliam had a great vision and an idea of imagination and he successfully put itA little bit too long, the movie doesn't fail to entertain. Gilliam had a great vision and an idea of imagination and he successfully put it on the screen. Great performances, matching music and a touch of Terry. Even non-Gilliam lovers are going to at least like this movie. Full Review »
  2. Dec 14, 2013
    7
    Touching on compelling thematic ideas such as the importance of imagination, the nature of death, and even Cartesian Dualism, Terry Gilliam'sTouching on compelling thematic ideas such as the importance of imagination, the nature of death, and even Cartesian Dualism, Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen" may be a potentially batty picture, but thanks to some delightful humor and breathtaking sets, it's also damn fun. Full Review »
  3. JamesH.
    Nov 15, 2009
    6
    Offbeat and it certainly is imaginative. It is also not for all tastes. You have to admire the creativity involved. Exceptional special Offbeat and it certainly is imaginative. It is also not for all tastes. You have to admire the creativity involved. Exceptional special effects, a very interesting film, but why on earth didn't they edit it more, it's way too long. Full Review »