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PG-13| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), the leader of a traveling show, has a dark secret. Thousands of years ago he traded the soul of his daughter, Valentina, to the devil. Now the devil has come to collect his prize. To save her, Parnassus must make a final wager: Whoever collects five souls first will win Valentina. Tony (Heath Ledger), a man saved from hanging by Parnassus' troupe, agrees to help collect them, with his eye on marrying Valentina.

Cast: Heath Ledger , Christopher Plummer , Verne Troyer , Andrew Garfield , Lily Cole , Tom Waits , Johnny Depp , Jude Law

Director: Terry Gilliam

Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Release Date: January 8th, 2010|2 hr. 2 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 18 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Despite a shaky framework, the magic works. It's a chance to see Ledger one last time in the act of doing what he loved. Take it. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film ends up landing in a confused middle category. It's neither a coherent, discrete work nor a zany tribute to the late actor. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though rambling and at times self-indulgent, its wit and pageantry, boosted by Heath Ledger's final performance, render it irresistible. show more

  • September 19, 2010 edapsetak212
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    I did not get this movie at all! I kept waiting for something to happen & for it to get better! It was a psychadelic trip of a movie and I was sober! The only thing that kept me watching till the end is the eye candy of the movie (Johnny Depp & Jude Law).

  • June 13, 2010 stacey
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    the special effects where pretty good but the acting and story line was rather boring and complicated (british, need i say more), i did get it but it was like too much nonsense and not enough serious acting. i got it on pay per view for $5 and still wish i'd saved the $5 and waited for it to hit regular tv. take my advise, you won't have to wait long, save your hard earned money and catch it on fx or usa channel (for example) you'll be glad you did and it will be uncut as it is a clean movie.

  • March 04, 2010 DmerClone
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    I have loved most of Terry Gilliam's movies, but The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a lurching, lumbering, near incoherent mess. There are bits that are dazzling visually and Tom Waits as the Devil was a great choice, but I just wish Gilliam had spent more time coming up with a decent script. I never understood just what the bets were about, what the Imaginarium was supposed to be, or anything else that was going on. Hopefully no one will remember that this was Heath Ledger's last role,

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