Very hard to follow.
Apparently the only critic who got this film even close to right.
Feb 19 - 12:19 AM
May 13 - 05:50 PM
I know!!! For all of its "imaginative visuals", Brazil is ridiculously boring. I think this farce of Orwellian dystopia could have been done much better and is much over-hyped in the RT community.
Dec 16 - 12:49 AM
Exactly, it had long shots and an unconventional plot. It should have been more like very other film ever made!
Feb 20 - 03:29 AM
If by "right" you mean "wrong". Calling a masterpiece of cinema a bad movie isn't generally considered "right".
Feb 7 - 08:17 PM
Jul 14 - 04:48 PM
Even the most perceptive critics screw up sometimes.
Apr 3 - 02:50 PM
which proves my theory that Ebert is retarded
Aug 21 - 07:18 PM
dhanyok.... DIE *****!!!!!
Oct 5 - 08:38 AM
i like ebert, but here i think he was worrying more about his popcorn
Nov 5 - 04:14 PM
Nov 28 - 12:10 PM
Whoa. Surprising to see the only negative review from Ebert...
Jun 9 - 07:05 AM
It's been 22 years since you reviewed it Roger. In the current age, a reappraisal seems appropriate. So hurry up before you croak.
Jun 20 - 08:35 PM
The quote they pulled from Ebert's review is classic. I wish the man no ill, but he gets the details wrong. The latest example is from his review of John Ford's The Searchers, where he describes "our first view" of the Natalie Wood character, who we actually saw a couple of scenes earlier. I've no doubt he finds Brazil "hard to follow" because following (plot, characters, etc.) isn't one of his stronger talents.
Jun 24 - 02:31 PM
Well, hard to follow? I've spent last night smoking as much as weed as I could. Then, I woke up this morning and the film was ready to be watched. So, I watched it. Brutal hangover. Just waking up. Definitely NOT hard to follow.
Aug 17 - 07:28 AM
You're full of shit. In what galaxy does anyone get a hangover from smoking weed?
Jun 5 - 12:03 PM
Felipe Garcia Ramos
Ebert doesnt like Gilliam, well terry gilliam is talented and funny, Roger ebert is not.
Nov 15 - 11:18 PM
Nov 15 - 11:21 PM
Ebert has the ONLY NEGATIVE review! WTF?!
Aug 22 - 09:18 AM
I've heard so much about this movie and being a tremendous fan of Monty Python and its trademark subtle brand of humour, I knew I had to rent this. All excited, I popped in the DVD. I loved the display tubes with the fresnel lenses and the 1984 Orwellian themes. However, the rest of the movie was a pass. Okay, so mom wears a shoe on her head and gets her face stretched. Uh, oooookay then. That about sets the stage for the rest of the movie which is an over-the-top cheesefest. Yeah, some of the visuals were pretty cool but this movie is a disjointed orgy of unrelated ideas.I'm quite honestly shocked that it only got one negative review. The only thing I can guess is that they're pandering to Terry Gilliam, unwilling to admit to themselves that something he wrote is crap.
Nov 1 - 01:24 AM
Actualaly, Gilliam did not write this movie. The great absurdist drama writer Tom Stoppard wrote this movie. The man responsible for "Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead." This explains why it is "hard to follow." Read/watch some Beckett or Harold Pinter. The themes are not present in plot so much as existential subtext. That is why this movie is brilliant.
Dec 14 - 08:56 AM
Say it ain't so. A huge blemish on Ebert's career. One of the greatest films ever.
Dec 21 - 05:55 PM
An excellent movie disrespected... BY EBERT?! It can't be so!
Dec 27 - 04:28 AM
I'm going to have to agree completely with Ebert on this one.
Jan 6 - 03:50 PM
That's becuase you have terrible taste in movies, HugS. Maybe you should just watch The Pacifier, wouldn't want you to hurt any brain cells.
Feb 8 - 05:07 PM
i dunno why this film got such good reviews..maybe the guy who made it is some genius but the crazy fantasy stuff is too annoying 2 watch. theres a few kinda funny bits but overall i hate it
May 8 - 12:04 PM
damn, this is when his reviews became retarded
May 23 - 04:06 AM
Mr. Ebert, I'm surprised at you. This movie was very easy to follow in my opinion. I wish no harm upon you, for even the greatest critics make mistakes.
Sep 13 - 09:57 AM