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Based on 23 Reviews
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    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Immediately shoots to the top of the list of the year's worst movies. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A mix of "Alice in Wonderland" and William S. Burroughs, "Psycho" and the psychotic. It's pretty much a squirmy experience all around. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A murky swamp of a movie, Terry Gilliam's defiantly surreal Tideland finds every good idea drowning in an excess of indulgence. show more

  • 30
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A misconceived washout of a darkly gothic story of madness, addiction and child abuse made all the more unpleasant by Gilliam's trademark intense visual style. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's crazy, dangerous and sometimes gorgeous: a feast of nuttiness that takes you, for a while, over the edge. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    By turns fascinating and intolerable. show more

  • 50
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Tideland is the easiest of Gilliam's films to follow, yet the most disturbing to watch. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Tideland is, by turns, a complete bore and a creepy experience. And I don't mean "creepy" in a positive sense. show more

  • 25
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The results are dull, of all things. The movie itself feels like an overstuffed burrito, show more

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    Kyle Smith New York Post

    It's trashy and disgusting - and those are the best parts. Mostly it's just an endless, pointless drone with characters like bacteria and dialogue like an untuned radio. show more

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