The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Coming to Cinemas 23 May 2019

Terry Gilliam's long-gestating adventure comedy adapted from Miguel de Cervantes's classic novel. A cynical advertising man (Adam Driver), finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote.

Former Monty Python Gilliam started work on the film in 1989 but failed to get it across the line, most famously with his abandoned 1998 production - the subject of the excellent documentary Lost in La Mancha. Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Jack O'Connell have all been attached to star over the years. Reportedly, it was Adam Driver's interest in the role that finally helped secure funding for the film.


Directed by

  • Terry Gilliam('The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus', 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', 'Brazil')

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Festival & Independent


Rating: M Violence & offensive language

Spain, UK, France, Portugal

FilmInk (Australia)


There are moments of mad genius here, and a warrior-poet's heart beats under the film's tarnished armour...

Hollywood Reporter


Rarely have such brave deeds yielded so meagre a reward.

Los Angeles Times


It is an intensely personal piece of filmmaking, a movie shot through with sneaky, unruly pleasures and no small poignancy.

The Guardian


What a dull place the world would be without Terry Gilliam.

TimeOut (London)


Even if it doesn't always come together, it does entertain, bearing all the hallmarks of Gilliam's gleefully barmiest projects.

Variety (USA)


If anything, it's what the director's fans most feared: a lumbering, confused, and cacophonous mess.



There's enough of a germ of something in Don Quixote that you find yourself shaking your head by its climax, wondering, wait, what were we talking about again?