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Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Actors: Sally Crooks , Wendy Anderson , Dylan Taylor , Brendan Fletcher , Jeff Bridges , Jennifer Tilly , Janet McTeer , Jodelle Ferland
Directors: Terry Gilliam
Country: UK , CANADA
Release: 2006-08-11
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  • Michael Wilmington

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

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Tom Charity

    This Southern Gothic Alice in Wonderland is not for the faint-hearted, to be sure, yet amid the swaying chaff there are moments of piercing grace and beauty when we'e reminded of the lost, lonely child at the heart of this tale. If nothing else, it's liberating to see one of cinema's unrepentant fantasists going out on a limb like this and cutting loose.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Ken Fox

    By turns fascinating and intolerable.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Noel Murray

    It's no "trip through the dark to appreciate the light." It's a nightmare from start to finish.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Sam Adams

    Tideland is equally evocative of the pastoral mystery of an Andrew Wyeth painting and the looming menace of "Psycho." The disparity is fitting, because as Tideland unfolds, it's difficult to tell if you're watching a fantasy or a horror movie, or one superimposed on the other.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Jennie Punter

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

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • J. Hoberman

    Gilliam has suffered more than his share of butchered projects, but with this exercise in kamikaze auteurism, he appears to have made exactly the mess he wanted.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Steven Rea

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

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

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

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

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

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Michael Rechtshaffen

    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.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Leslie Felperin

    Dragged down by a sputtering script and torpid pacing. Way too disturbing for kids and too weird for most grown-ups.

    Variety Full Review
  • Bill White

    When the little girl tells her decapititated doll, "It's not just a bad dream," she is right. It's just a bad movie.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    Borderline unwatchable, although, as is true of all Gilliam movies, it certainly is different.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Ty Burr

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

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    The worst that can be said of the first two-thirds of Tideland is that it is tiresome. Toward the end it becomes creepy, and not in a good way.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Josh Rosenblatt

    When they’re used to tell a story as dreary, unfocused, and exhausting as Tideland, the director’s trademark dreamscapes and disorienting camera angles feel like so much artless window dressing.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    The misanthropic nadir of the director's crash-and-burn career. Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    Enter this diseased Lewis Carroll universe at your own risk.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    Dour, absurdist, gruesomely awful.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    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.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Rarely has an act of such cinematic cruelty as Tideland been perpetrated on filmgoers.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Ruthe Stein

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

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
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