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Brewster's Millions (1985)


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Release Date: May 22, 1985 Wide



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The seventh cinema adaptation of the venerable stage farce Brewster's Millions stars Richard Pryor as Montgomery Brewster, a third-rate baseball player. Much to his amazement, Brewster discovers that he is related to deceased millionaire Rupert Horn (Hume Cronyn, who appears only in a videotaped "living will"). Even more amazing is the fact that Horn has left Brewster his entire $300 million fortune. The catch? Brewster must spend $30 million within 30 days, or he'll be left with nothing (in the



May 12, 1998

MCA Universal Home Video

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Tamed Pryor in '80s comedy with some salty language.

December 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Lame recycled flick that wants to be "Arthur" and "Trading Places" but isn't.

August 21, 2004 Full Review
Spirituality and Practice

One version too many of the classic comedy.

January 29, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Hardly the finest version of this old yarn

December 30, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

A film of unrealized potential.

May 30, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

A flat, gutless remake.

March 18, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Classic Richard Pryor

December 17, 2002
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Great to see Walter Hill shifting genres. Pryor is a standout.

September 19, 2002

A simplistic remake of an oft-told tale. Pryor does PG like porn stars do Shakespeare.

July 25, 2002

Compared to Which Way Is Up?, Brewster's is a work of art. Even on it's own merits, Brewster's is above average.

July 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

Just don't look for any messages of financial responsibility.

May 10, 2002 Full Review Source:

Pryor appears to self-delete expletives in Brewster's Millions by making a litany of far more offensive Stepin Fetchit facial expressions.

May 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
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Audience Reviews for Brewster's Millions

Brewster's Millions, present a intelligent plot, that could have a better screenplay, and a comic cast with Richard Pryor, John Candy, Hume Cronyn, Archie Hahn and Rick Moranis. But the film become desappointing, showing a not so exciting script and a weak direction by Hill. However, it's a interesting movie. Probably, the anothers films, based on the homonym novel Brewster's Millions are better that is 1985 picture. Rotten.
June 21, 2011
Lucas Martins

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This is actually a remake of an older movie, but Pryor is such a great comedy actor, it's really his movie, and it's very entertaining.
January 19, 2011

Super Reviewer

A great concept for a Comedy and an enjoyable rewatch of the 80?s classic. Thought provokingly comical.
November 22, 2009

Super Reviewer

I love this film, it?s a classic 80's comedy!
September 29, 2009

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