April 1, 2021
The world building in the film is another of its strongest points. The visual details throughout add so much to the story without ever being too distracting...
August 31, 2020
An uproarious satire of bureaucracy, technology, society, and humanity that proves to be one of the greatest movies of all time, sci-fi or otherwise.
January 3, 2018
It's like a stoned, slapstick 1984: a nightmare comedy in which the comedy is just an aspect of the nightmarishness.
February 11, 2015
Inventive, prophetic black comedy; lots of violence, mayhem.
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.
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.
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.
October 16, 2008
Brazil is a stinging, Strangelovian satire of the power of the bureaucracy in an Orwellian landscape.
April 18, 2008
Brazil serves up one of the most breathtakingly imaginative worlds ever to be put on screen.
May 30, 2007
Brazil -- a black comedy that remains ahead of its time -- is one of the most audacious fantasies ever made.
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.
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.
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.