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Brewster's Millions Reviews

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December 26, 2017
Pacing is slow. It's not as funny as it should be. Still an enjoyable film is you are a fan of the era.
May 1, 2017
An old favourite of mine. Definitely held up well over the years.
½ April 23, 2017
Enjoyable movie that entertains and is easy to follow. Richard Pryor is great.
½ April 12, 2017
RIP Richard Pryor. Story about a down on his luck baseball player who bets he can spend 30 million dollars in 30 days. Not much plot, but Pryor and Candy are really good.
March 6, 2017
Fucking Classic!

Total classic, great set up and premise that plays out better than most. Suspenseful and hilarious. Comedy genius with Pryor and Candy, Seriously, just swallow a shotgun if you're not into this movie!

February 16, 2017
great classic flic, but don't expect comedy but expect your brain to ponder Brewster's decision.
February 1, 2017
It's goo movie to watch
½ January 6, 2017
i know that if this happen to me that i wouldnt have any problem meet the challenge set lol
Super Reviewer
½ December 21, 2016
An entertaining and clever plot, Not many comedy moments stand out in the film, It's the story that makes this film as good as it is and it gets you interested enough to make you root for him.
December 20, 2016
A watchable comedy with a fun concept, but it's a little dated. (First and only viewing - 2/19/2009)
December 16, 2016
Richard Pryor is Montgomery Brewster in Brewster's Millions. Brewster is a pitcher for a minor-league baseball team in New Jersey and hardly has a dollar to his name. This is all about to change when finds out he is set to inherit 300 million dollars from a distance relative of his. There is a catch to this money however, he must spend 30 million dollars in 30 days. He is only able to gamble, and donate 5%, and he cannot acquire any assets at the end of the 30 days, therefore he can only own what he started with. On top of all this, he cannot tell anyone why he must spend the 30 million dollars.

The race is on as he starts hiring anyone he can to help him and his friend Spike Nolan (John Candy) is trying to help him. He rents out a major hotel, gambles, and invests in many different ventures, only to find that some of these are actually making him money. The way he comes off trying to spend the money becomes frivolous and wasteful. He becomes frustrated and begins to lose the respect of some of his friends, and particularly the woman he is interested, his accountant Angela Drake (Lonette McKee). He decides to get even more creative and starts to run for mayor to help bleed through his money.

Brewster's Million's was an interesting and original comedy. Pryor is a lovable character and you root for his quest and his lavish ideas to spend the money. Candy offers a great support character as he usually does in movies. The movie is an 80s comedy and is reminiscent of some of its contemporaries such as Coming to America. The movie is by no means a definitive comedy, but was good enough film.

November 20, 2016
Fun Sunday afternoon type film. The type of film you wouldn't change the channel from, but could drop in and out of while doing other things.
½ November 5, 2016
Fantastic movie
A favourite of mine !!
So apt ..
½ October 13, 2016
With such a zany premise and 2 comedy icons in the starring roles, there's surprisingly few laughs.
August 8, 2016
8/8/2016: a great cast and a fun interesting story.
May 21, 2016
Man has to spend a million to get more money. Nicely done.
Funny in places and overall entertaining.
½ February 10, 2016
- Not a great film per se, but I enjoy it. Watched it many times as a kid so it brings back memories. I also love Pryor and Candy in it. Worth a watch if you like the actors and are in the mood for something lighter.

- I like this one a lot, fun premise with good performances from Pryor and Candy. If you haven't already seen it, check it out!
January 18, 2016
Starts out with zero stars and ends at 3 stars - net 2 stars; did they do this entire movie using the first take?
½ June 20, 2015
It gets a bit tired but is better than the 1945 version thanks to Pryor's energy
½ March 24, 2015
IFf you really,really,really,really like Pryor than you'll find this average.
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