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‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Review: Terry Gilliam Completes His Chaotic Journey With Mixed Results

Throughout his career as a director, Terry Gilliam has aimed to portray the outlandish and disorderly in imaginative, transportive ways. His greatest achievements are less about narrative coherence than an emotional attachment to a character’s eccentric journey through various stages of bewilderment. His long-burning passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote–finally seeing the light of day some 30 years later–clearly aims to be an epic descent into chaos, but the adventure often has trouble conveying a sense of entertaining spectacle to go along with the frivolous bafflement.

Starting things off right in the casting department, Adam Driver plays Toby Grisoni, a jaded director of glitzy ad spots who, ten years prior, made a black-and-white student film titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote nearby the Spanish village he and his crew are now occupying. While making a new commercial also featuring the characters of Don Quixote and Sancho Plaza,

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