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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
John Cleese
Sean Connery
Shelley Duvall
Ian Holm
Michael Palin
Directors
Terry Gilliam
Screenwriters
Terry Gilliam
Michael Palin
Running Time
116 minutes

Time Bandits
Terry Gilliam's adventure fairy tale.


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Plot
Much to young Kevin’s surprise, his bedroom wardrobe contains a time hole, through which spill a gang of time travelling dwarves with a map of the universe that have elicited from The Supreme Being. So begins a journey for the young Kevin that will include dropping by Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, ancient Greece, and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness.


Verdict
For a kids film this is pleasingly dark with Gilliam delivering as much classical fairy tale as knockabout comedy.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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