What saves Munchausen from mediocrity is that you sense that Gilliam is brainstorming. He goes hippety-hoppety all over the place. The picture is too dry and too busy to be considered merely mediocre. And he has his gifts. He retains an edge of Monty Python’s cranky, warped slapstick, and he has a painter’s eye.
Debris and nightmare, madness and time preoccupy director Terry Gilliam in 'Twelve Monkeys’, with a screenplay by the writer of 'Blade Runner’. David Morgan visited the set