Critics savage Brothers Grimm
In the New York Observer, Rex Reed was still more scathing. "Gilliam has no clear idea what he's doing," he wrote, "so the movie is nothing more than noise, costumes and disjointed special effects."
I guess I've never recommended it before -- if I have, Google doesn't know about it -- but Lost in La Mancha
, the story of Gilliam's disastrous failed attempt to film an adaptation of Don Quixote
, is truly excellent, both as a sad glimpse at the movie that might have been and as a film in its own right.
In fact, I'm putting it in my Netflix queue right now, along with Brazil
. Take that, Hollywood elite!