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Brazil Reviews

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February 11, 2015
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 8, 2012
Brazil is this unique amalgamation of ideas straight out of Terry Gilliam's head that results in something so strange and so unique that it's just genius with a conclusion that is undeniably haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 29, 2012
An energetically quirky social metaphor, political commentary and action/sci-fi farce all balled up into one outrageously enjoyable experience, provided you like the work of Terry Gilliam.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 20, 2011
Gilliam crams the screen with such a proliferation of bizarre and comic details that you'll want to revisit this particular nightmare again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 12, 2011
[A] darkly funny and truly visionary retro-futurist fantasy.
April 10, 2009
Influenced by Kafka, Orwell, and Kubrick, Gilliam's darkly humorous futuristic satire is narratively flawed and excessive in many ways, but it displays its creator's wildly vivid imagination and is intermittently witty.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
April 18, 2008
Brazil serves up one of the most breathtakingly imaginative worlds ever to be put on screen.
Read More | Original Score: 10/10
May 30, 2007
Brazil -- a black comedy that remains ahead of its time -- is one of the most audacious fantasies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
May 30, 2007
Brazil offers a chillingly hilarious vision of the near-future.
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.
March 27, 2007
The bleak Brazil reaches for greatness but just falls short.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 22, 2006
If anyone ever doubts the visionary significance of Terry Gilliam's once bright genius as a filmmaker of enormous depth and cynical humor, you need only to visit upon his career-topping 1985 masterpiece of surreal satire.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 21, 2006
Gilliam's Orwellian vision is memorable and distinctive
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Top Critic
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.
October 28, 2005
Brilliant all around; Gilliam at his peak
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 26, 2004
Celebrates imagination as the only escape from a bleak, ridiculous, and troubled world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2004
A masterly film (and still one of the ten best films of the 1980s.
November 13, 2003
It has visual style and imagination to burn, but it's the ideas behind it that make it a modern classic..
| Original Score: 5/5
September 27, 2003
An intelligent, thought provoking, visually stunning film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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