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Brazil Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2011
[A] darkly funny and truly visionary retro-futurist fantasy.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 16, 2008
Brazil is a stinging, Strangelovian satire of the power of the bureaucracy in an Orwellian landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety
May 30, 2007
Brazil offers a chillingly hilarious vision of the near-future.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2007
Terry Gilliam's ferociously creative black comedy is filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention -- every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Fortunately the story of an alternative future is realised with such visual imagination and sparky humour that it's only half way through that the plot's weaknesses become apparent.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A superb example of the power of comedy to underscore serious ideas, even solemn ones.
| Original Score: 4/5
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
For all its occasional long-windedness and visual dazzle, Brazil may be the Strangelove of the 1980s.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Gilliam understood that all futuristic films end up quaintly evoking the naive past in which they were made, and turned the principle into a coherent comic aesthetic.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Very hard to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4