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Brazil Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Very hard to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
March 12, 2011
[A] darkly funny and truly visionary retro-futurist fantasy.
September 27, 2003
An intelligent, thought provoking, visually stunning film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 12, 2003
The most original movie of the past thirty years; a triumph not only of brilliant filmmaking, but of the director's desire to stay true to his vision.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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+
February 11, 2015
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 17, 2004
A masterly film (and still one of the ten best films of the 1980s.
January 1, 2000
Everything that Terry Gilliam does seems to come in a peak. His movies tend to be a series of exhilarating, madding high points, and his method of dazzle can be exhausting and exasperating. But you never want him to stop.
January 1, 2000
One of the greatest films of the century.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
June 8, 2003
An imaginitive and haunting post-Orwellian reimagining of 1984.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 31, 2003
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
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2006
Gilliam's Orwellian vision is memorable and distinctive
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
March 27, 2007
The bleak Brazil reaches for greatness but just falls short.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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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