The Boys from Brazil - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Boys from Brazil Reviews

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Dustin Putman
January 5, 2015
This is a terrifically chilling entertainment, one that deserves a spot alongside the best paranoid thrillers of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

TV Guide
March 27, 2009
Fast-paced, gripping and totally ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
March 27, 2009
Dark thriller that does its best but ultimately doesn't completely convince.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 27, 2009
The plot is less suspenseful than the overacting contest between the two leads, Laurence Olivier and Gregory Peck, who spend most of their screen time one-upping each other in affectations.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 3, 2008
It's more a silly and unbelievable pic than a bad one, but very watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
April 11, 2007
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
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 16, 2006
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).
| Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The answer should have made a great thriller, but the film is sunk by a series of preposterous performances.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 18, 2004
Gregory Peck is miscast, but the film is entertaining enough.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 2, 2003
Too funny to dislike.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
March 13, 2003
Intriguing tale about nazi war criminals cloning Hitler.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 5, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 26, 2002
...given the caliber of the cast and crew, it should have been a whole lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide
August 14, 2001
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.
| Original Score: 51/100
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A fun curiosity of a movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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