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on 4 March 2011
Probably my favorite film ever. A quirky science fiction fantasy thriller comedy all in one. Many well known actors playing small roles. Must watch it again sometime soon...already seen it a few times.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 17 September 2004
Brazil is one of those of those films that once you've watched it you never really forget it. Part of this is simply that it is so confusing and that the ending is so messy. At the end of the film you are not really sure what it is you have watched. However from a personal point of view I have enjoyed this film every time I've watched it.
Basically it's a very black comedy losely based on the ideas set down in Orwell's 1984. As with all the things that Terry Gilliam does it is done with some style and the charaters are portrayed subtly.
As to writing a simple review for this film it is hard to do - do I write about the main character or about the landscape that it is all set against? All I can really do is just ask you to think of the bleakness of 1984 but remember that the little people have their dreams - we are inhabiting those dreams (and nightmares) in this film. There are rogue heating engineers!!! Robert De Nero as a rogue heating engineer!!!!!! It works quite well actually. Jonathan Pryce as the lead delivers are powerful performance as the lead charater who dreams of leaving everything behind him and flying away to a better place.
People always complain about the end of the film, and Gilliam was also unhappy about the original ending. Is this one any better, well it's rather debatable that it is. I actually quite liked the original one, very reminicent of Room 101 but with actual torture and I felt that it played the story to the logical conclusion. But hey what would I know - I'm just one of the great unwashed masses, a member of the prolotariat.
This film is massively flawed BUT it does require you to watch it. I give it 9/10 and round that up to 5 stars.
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on 20 June 2008
Genius.

Don't know what films you one-starers saw or what world you live in.
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on 8 May 2015
Good old classic movire..... would recommend. Thank you.
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on 26 October 2015
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on 18 May 2015
Great film. Good price and good delivery.
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on 4 June 2015
great movie and delivered in good time
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on 25 February 2016
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on 4 November 2003
In 1985, director Terry Gilliam (known for his surreal, bizarre films) came up with this. It has been recognized as one of the most influential films of it's decade.
Jonathan Pryce is the harassed clerk who lives and works in a bureaucratic hell. He is kept off insanity by his vivid daydreams of being an angel.
All the supporting roles are great, from Robert de Niro to a cameo from Michael Palin. Watch out, though- it has one nasty torture scene. And THAT ending.
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on 12 May 2010
Grim but darkly humorous, a great comment on how Britain or the world could be (is ? !). One of my all time favourites and a Gilliam classic. And its got De Niro as a rebel plumber, what else could you want. 5/5
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