Time Bandits

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A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.


  • John Cleese
  • Sean Connery
  • Shelley Duvall
  • Katherine Helmond
  • Ian Holm
  • Michael Palin
  • Ralph Richardson
  • Peter Vaughan
  • David Warner
  • David Rappaport

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First reactions while viewing Time Bandits: It's amazingly well-produced. The historic locations are jammed with character and detail. This is the only live-action movie I've seen that literally looks like pages out of Heavy Metal magazine, with kings and swordsmen and wide-eyed little boys and fearsome beasts.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

For a kids film this is pleasingly dark with Gilliam delivering as much classical fairy tale as knockabout comedy.

Metacritic review by Ian Nathan
Ian Nathan

Time Bandits is a cheerfully irreverent lark - part fairy tale, part science fiction and part comedy. It's a fantastic though wobbly flight through history and legend in the company of a small boy named Kevin and six dwarfs named Randall, Fidgit, Wally, Og, Stutter and Vermin.

Metacritic review by Vincent Canby
Vincent Canby
The New York Times