Sunday, January 01, 2012
1675 - The Fisher King
Both Williams and Jeff Bridges are phenomenal here, engaging and dynamic, but I feel like they're doing a lot with a little. I never get a sense of real drama, stakes, or goals for these two guys until perhaps near the end of the film. In the end I suppose it doesn't quite live up to the years-long-hype I've been unfairly giving it. There are some quite lovely moments, and then some that are just pure zaniness under Gilliam's direction. All of which make it more than worth checking out at some point.