The Boys from Brazil Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 5593

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 47

Theatrical Release Date: 10/05/1978

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/07/2009

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Actors: Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg, Rosemary Harris, Lilli Palmer

Plot: A Nazi hunter locates Dr. Mengele and uncovers his plan to resurrect Adolf Hitler and lead the Nazis back to power. -- bwill

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Rating of
2/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/06/2012

Pulpy nonsense that sees a plot to clone Hitler and create a fourth reich. A great cast flounder in the innate tackiness of it all; little subtlety is on view, Gregory Peck in particular is bizarrely cast against type as a cold and cruel nazi and never convinces. Add to this the fact that a young boy, Hilter clone or not, is demonized to almost Omen-like supernatural levels and it all looks a bit silly. Only the heavyweight presence of the likes of Mason, Olivier and Peck makes it worth a look.

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SIngli6
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Rating of
2.5/4

Stupid, but Fun

SIngli6 - wrote on 12/25/2012

Ira Levin's novels were known for containing outlandish plots that, against all odds, appeared plausible due to the understated way with which they were portrayed. What they were not known for was an intelligent prose style. As such, they were perfect fodder for film adaptations. After 'The Stepford Wives', 'Rosemary's Baby', and 'A Kiss Before Dying' were successfully brought to the screen, 'The Boys From Brazil' was the next viable candidate for the film treatment. And for good reason. It's plot - which I refuse to impart - is so absurd that even William S. Burroughs would do a double take. All the film needed to excel was a fresh-faced auteur with a knack for subtlety and nuance to capture the quiet menace of Levin's novels. Instead, it got Franklin J. Schaffner. Now we have Laurence …

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