4.0

65

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia 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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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger 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 memory, which seems to be what Parnassus does.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa 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

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterRay Bennett

    The film is neither intelligent enough nor silly or grotesque enough to become a lasting favorite.

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