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March 26, 2017
A very odd but very good film that I wouldn't exactly describe as dystopian more than a pretty accurate prediction for what is going to happen. The very beginning where the dictator was spewing rhetoric about the other side being pissed off that their people didn't win sounded eerily similar to a certain cheeto.
March 25, 2017
Brazil is a combination of Orwellian, Kafkaesque, and Cyberpunk themes/aesthetics that creates a surreal experience, fudging the lines between film and dream, which is both bizarre and delightful. I would recommend it, just be sure to fill out you 27B/6 and sign your receipt.
March 20, 2017
'1984 1/2'. Literally, a fly in the system starts the ball rolling on this mad tale of fantasy heroism set in a 'high tech low tech' world from the depths of Gilliam's imagination. Featuring a brilliant central performance from Jonathan Pryce as the timid dreamer, the film also boasts memorable cameo's from Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins and Michael Palin in a role far more evil than Darth Vadar could ever hope to be. Fantasy horror with a political agenda and a hope shattering ending.
March 11, 2017
Brazil est un de ces films unique et très imaginatif des années 80. Très audacieux et remplis d'excellents acteurs , un film définitivement à voir pour les amateurs de science-fiction et fantastique
March 6, 2017
Great movie showing the efficiency of a government .
February 15, 2017
The best film by Terry Gilliam is this dystopian black comedy. A film that works on so many levels and uses so many elements. I am short of words to express how much I love it.
December 13, 2016
This complex dystopian flick is just brilliant, the imagery and symbolism are incredible, the condensate critics are just awesome, (kafkaian and destructive) and some amazing directing (Tuttle disappearing in paper work, plastic stretching operation, the angel dream and the pop song turned into a epic symphony) just puts the film in another level. A must see definitely.
½ December 11, 2016
Terry Gilliam's best film came in the form of "Brazil". A strange dystopian fantasy adventure film that satirizes bureaucracy. Robert DeNiro is great as Harry Tuttle, and Jonathan Pryce is a great everyday schlub who jumps into an adventure in the dystopian future he lives in. Terry Gilliam really does have one of the greatest visual minds in film and animation...and this great dystopian film is one of the best films of the 1980s, in my opinion. It does what all films should do, make you think and use an imagination.
November 19, 2016
A movie that feels like it sorta knew where the future was headed in some odd way(government watching people's every move, terrorist attacks, innocent people being rounded up, face lifts), and this was made in 1985. Scary. Throw in some trippy dreams, a Casablanca type love story, and Robert De Niro for some random reason, and this is what you get. Also, this has nothing to do with the country of Brazil.. just the main character loving the song Aquarela do Brasil. This is a weird one, but fascinating.
½ October 24, 2016
A bit confusing at times, but overall great film
October 7, 2016
Brazil tickles the mind, portraying the entire film from the perspective of Jonathan Pryce's Sam Lowry. A dystopian view of this film can make one ask oneself whether Jill, the main female lead, ever even exists, or is a symbol of Lowry's lament for the bureaucratic autocracy he finds himself in.
½ September 6, 2016
Channeling the abundant satire of his Monty Python glory days, Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" is like something from the mind of George Orwell, but much, much funnier.
September 3, 2016
Brilliant. My favorite Gilliam, except for maybe Time Bandits.
½ August 28, 2016
Película extraña, con una estética exagerada pero bastante divertida. Humor negro. Una curiosa representación de la burocracia y sus consecuencias.
½ August 17, 2016
8.3/10. 8-15-2016. Original rating: 7/10, 5-11-2012.
½ August 2, 2016
Brazil is a well directed film. It has fantastic visuals. Every actor does a solid job, with De Niro and Pryce being the standouts. The film's dark sense humor works really well, it is well-paced with an interesting plot. The effects aren't dated and the movie passes the test of time. However, the movie gets a little bit cartoonish at certain parts and the action sequences lack intensity. All in all, it is a fantastic film with a few minor flaws that don't hold it back.
½ July 26, 2016
Strange, imaginative, and visually dazzling, Brazil boasts great cinematography and some great experimental directorial choices from Terry Gilliam.
July 25, 2016
Amazing visuals, great performances and a crude dark humor that its creative and odd at the same time, makes Terry Gillian's sci fi a great distopian film that is unique in its own way.
½ July 25, 2016
I was a little annoyed by the main character in the middle of the film, but the ending just blew me away.
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