Critics' Voices: Oct. 7, 1991

MOVIES

THE INDIAN RUNNER. Method mannerism in the '60s Midwest; bringin' the Vietnam War back home; 90 minutes of simmering before a family explodes. From these tired conventions (which the movie embraces like new truths), writer-director Sean Penn has found a stark camera style that ignites behavioral sparks. Stay tuned; this kid has talent.

THE FISHER KING. Trust director Terry Gilliam (Brazil) to hatch the year's most exasperatingly good movie, in which Robin Williams is a holy homeless fool and Jeff Bridges a burned-out case ripe for redemption. To catch the brilliant bits in this handsome botch, you need patience and...

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