The Boys from Brazil (1978)
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This film of Ira Levin's novel The Boys from Brazil wastes no time in establishing the fact that several seemingly unrelated men have been mysteriously murdered. Elderly Jewish Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier), brought into the case when the clues seem to point to a neo-fascist plot, traces the trail of evidence to Paraguay. Here he finds an unregenerate Auschwitz doctor, patterned on Joseph Mengele and played by -- of all people -- Gregory Peck. Lieberman discovers that the
Oct 5, 1978 Limited
Dec 14, 1999
Dr. Josef Mengele
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With two excellent antagonists in Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier, The Boys from Brazil presents a gripping, suspenseful drama for nearly all of its two hours -- then lets go at the end and falls into a heap.
The answer should have made a great thriller, but the film is sunk by a series of preposterous performances.
Dark thriller that does its best but ultimately doesn't completely convince.
It's more a silly and unbelievable pic than a bad one, but very watchable.
The film loses the little credibility that Ira Levin's potboiler had, but helmer Schaffner was smart to cast Olivier as Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and to surround him with superb actors
Schaffner conduz a trama com segurança absoluta, permitindo que o espectador junte as peças do quebra-cabeças ao mesmo tempo em que seu diligente e improvável herói, vivido de forma espetacular por Olivier (mas Peck também merece aplausos).
Gregory Peck is miscast, but the film is entertaining enough.
Too funny to dislike.
Intriguing tale about nazi war criminals cloning Hitler.
Now, if only Uta Hagen and Rosemary Harris were rolling on the floor next to them, Boys From Brazil would have been an bigger scream.
...given the caliber of the cast and crew, it should have been a whole lot better.
South America is turned into a virtual sci-fi lab for the creation of ninety-four versions of the Der Fuhrer in Franklin J. Schaffner's campy The Boys From Brazil.
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