Brazil Synopsis
Personal demons threaten to destroy Brazilian soccer great Heleno de Freitas (Rodrigo Santoro).
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
This modern cult classic is a triumphantly dark comedy directed by one of the film world's truly original visionaries, Terry Gilliam....
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San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
It's a glimmering hunk of fractured brilliance riddled with Orwellian paranoia encased in a production design seemingly pieced together...
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Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
A ferociously creative 1985 black comedy filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention--every shot...
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By John Hartl
For all its occasional long-windedness and visual dazzle, Brazil may be the "Strangelove" of the 1980s.
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The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Brazil may not be the best film of the year, but it's a remarkable accomplishment for Mr. Gilliam, whose satirical and cautionary impulses...
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
It remains a stunning achievement, if nearly as exhausting and frustrating as the Tex Avery bureaucracy it roasts, but Gilliam's stylistic...
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Entertainment Weekly

One of those rare gems that prove equally stunning on both aesthetic and cerebral levels.
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By Richard Corliss
There is not a more daft, more original or haunting vision to be seen on American movie screens this year... A terrific movie has escaped...
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TV Guide

Blindingly obtuse, excessively morose, the film is nevertheless dazzling in its inventive and massive sets and spectacular in its...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Perhaps it is not supposed to be clear; perhaps the movie's air of confusion is part of its paranoid vision. There are individual moments...
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By jshanesmith

A Waste Of my Time.

By ISPY_007
This movie wasn't what I thought it would be. My expectations were totally shattered from the previews and reviews that I'd seen prior to the movie. For me to tell anyone to go see it, but totally...

Great Movie!

By testname

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Rated R | For Drug Content, Some Language and Sexuality