The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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Average of 761 ratings: 3.1 Stars

2009 M Contains violence.

Christopher Plummer and Heath Ledger star in this quirky fantasy from director Terry Gilliam. When a deal with the devil comes due, the immortal Doctor Parnassus (Plummer) must renegotiate the pact to save his daughter. Now, with the help of his mystical theater troupe and a mysterious stranger, Parnassus attempts to right the wrongs of his past. The Oscar-nominated film is Ledger's last, with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law all completing his role.

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118 minutes

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Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English audio descriptive 2.0

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 1.85:1
English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Audio Descriptive

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2 by morepork

Very very disappointed with this Gilliam movie. The main problem is the story - it's completely incoherent, and the script rambles on hither and thither. It is quite infuriating. I think the performances... Read more

1 by abigail2

I can honestly say this was one of the worst films i have seen in a long had no story line, i watched till i thought it would get better but it never did.


Weird, weird weird... only way to explain this movie. Watched it because it had Johnny Depp in it! But he only made a brief appearance! Don't think I hated it, but wouldn't recommend it.

3 by stillbertnz

Terry Gilliams makes Baron Munchausen again - this time making some money out of it thanks to the untimely death of the then-red-hot Heath Ledger. The film is about a magical monk's pact with the devil... Read more

1 by LeonardII

I would like to add my negative vote to others against this rambling, disappointing film. Such a good cast, sometimes dazzling sets, and yet the film is so boring and pretentious. I don't recommend it!

4 by Tubbs

Because the visual effects scenes are so good it makes the "normal" life scenes a bit flat at times - but these still feature Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits.

2.5 by Sweet Pea

I was actually quite disappointed with this movie, especially after seeing all the hype about it, being Heath Ledger's last movie. I honestly think that maybe he would have been better off going out... Read more

3.5 by ariafurball

I would recommend this movie if only for the visuals. The dreamlike quality of Willy Wonker meets Tim Burton meets Monty Python. Also if you're hankering for a bit of eye candy the four main actors involved won't disappoint.

4 by Conformist

This is an interesting film, you'll like it or not.

I suggest watching it yourself and ignoring reviews, since it will come down to personal taste. It's worth taking the chance on this one, I... Read more

3.5 by Kate Bush

Monty Python meets Moulin Rouge. Burlesque fun and madness! Story is lacking but the visuals make up for it.