Time Bandits


When Pythons Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin started working on the script for Time Bandits, they aimed, as Gilliam put it, to create an adventure that was "intelligent enough for children and exciting enough for adults." And, with this tale of a boy (Craig Warnock) who goes on an epoch-jumping heist-marathon with a bunch ofdwarves, they certainly succeeded. Frequent bursts of twisted humour, several flashes of horror and a ton of first-class Brit cameos (John Cleese as a patronisingly upper-class Robin Hood; Sean Connery as a parlour-trick-fancying Agamemnon) combine to ensure their movie never ages.

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