Brazil (1985) – Cult Classic Movie Review by Cauwel3




The We Live Film is celebrating March 2013 by doing a Cult Classic Movie Review project. Each day for the month of March, a member from the We Live Film family will be reviewing one of their favorite films that is considered a Cult Classic.

Day 24: Brazil

Critic: Joe Cauwel aka Cauwel3

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Plot: A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, and Jim Broadbent

Director: Terry Gilliam

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12 Comments

  1. Bruce Wayne
    March 25, 2013
    Reply

    What the fuck do you have in you're mouth? Its annoying.

  2. cauwel3
    March 26, 2013
    Reply

    Sorry Mr. Wayne I was running behind schedule for my deadline. Did not realize my error till I was editing and it was to late. I feel privileged to have someone of your stature watching my videos.

  3. bigaback
    May 1, 2013
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    The problem with Gilliam over they years is he's trying to be like Stanley Kubrick and make 2001 type films. It don't work for anyone bur he did make some real good movie

  4. cauwel3
    May 9, 2013
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    Yeah I think he gets a little to out there.

  5. kentucky nightmare
    September 25, 2013
    Reply

    doesn't*

  6. Blashtifin
    January 21, 2014
    Reply

    I loved this film!

  7. Ken Lee
    May 3, 2014
    Reply

    It is 1984 on Acid. If you have not read 1984 do so before seeing Brazil, again.

  8. Ken Lee
    May 3, 2014
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    Gilliam is contextual humor, you almost had to have seen everything he has experienced, to get all the humor hidden in every frame and word. Among my friends, only those of us who were both, steeped in Science Fiction and fans of British humor, kept laughing all the way through the movie.

  9. thesouluniversal
    August 16, 2014
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    You have to have seen certain other movies/read certain other books/have a certain understanding of the world & society before you can really appreciate this film. First time I tried to watch it many years ago, I just didnt get it, turned it off. This time around completely different, very much enjoyed it (apart from a couple of boring bits in the middle toward the end). Love DeNiro. It did strike me that we are living this now, pretty much, far too much bureaucracy, everyones a terrorist and all our high-tech shit for all its glory is designed to break a day after the guarantee runs out. I wonder if people felt like that when the film was made.

  10. Fürst Official
    October 14, 2014
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    This is such a cool movie. Terry Gilliam is a genius!

  11. Darude Sandstorm
    June 7, 2016
    Reply

    This is in my top 5 films!!

  12. JadenK
    July 22, 2017
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    In the cut down version they cut down all the dream sequences and a lot of the comedy. It's a very bad cut of the film.

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