The Boys From Brazil details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Michael Gough, Denholm Elliott, Laurence Olivier, Lilli Palmer, James Mason, Uta Hagen, John Dehner, Gregory Peck|
|Director:||Franklin J. Schaffner|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
The Boys From Brazil
|Run time:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Apr 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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It hasn't aged wellBy SteveBent (99 reviews) from Tring , 14 Mar 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I had a conversation with a good friend recently about older movies with interesting ideas at there core but way too much stationary dialouge, ambling plot and lousy action sequences. He was talking about 70's sci fi staples as a whole but he could very well have been reviewing The Boys From Brazil.
It's a great idea. It would have made a corking X-File episode. But bar laughing at 'Zee Outrageous Accents' and rewinding Steve Guttenburgs sticky end there's little ZING! about proceedings.
I'm sure this movie has just 'not aged well' as the films reputation as a 'Mind Blower' preceeds it with aplomb.
This movie is ripe for a remake. It has some solid character actors doing their stuff. But it just moves at a snails pace. And looks dull.
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Two great actors, one good movie.By Chas1989 (17 reviews) , 11 Aug 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]There seems to be quite a lot of negative reviews for this film but i enjoyed it.
The plot may well be over the top and a little silly but Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier really deliver great performances. Some great tension too, particularly the entire ending sequence.
One of the all-time CLASSICSBy Gaijin (10 reviews) from Southampton , 19 Oct 2012I have given this movie the highest rating because although I have seen it around 20 times, I STILL do not tire of it.
Gregory Peck plays the role of Mengele to a tee.
A sinister plot is afoot...what is going on? If you haven't ALREADY seen this movie, watch it NOW. You'll be glad you did. A true post-war CLASSIC. :-)
great movieBy denis007 (167 reviews) , 30 Apr 2012Cloning was already on the table back in the 1970's. One can see that fiction is not always fiction. I truly enjoyed the movie, its plot, the fantastic acting by Peck, Mason and Olivier. My only regret is Mengele's death. His death could have been a bit more original. I thought he deserved a more cruel death. My impression is that the sript-writer tried to finish off the movie as quickly as possible and found a shortcut. One great occasion missed! His death slightly downgraded the whole story and my rating too!. Nevertheless, it is still an excellent, enjoyable movie that gives you the 'creeps' at times. I was also surprised to see Richard Marner on the screen. I am so used to seeing him in Allo Allo! that I was a bit stunned. He was 'the usual' in his role and it was truly enjoyable to see him die too! What a tiny 'great' role for him. This role fits him like a glove.
Worth a watch dated classicBy a customer , 27 Nov 2011I remember this as a good film but watching again felt dated though overall i still thought it Ok so no worse for renting, still worth a watch!
BIt dated now, but..........By Steve Hatton from Cornwall, England , 12 Nov 2011..... well worth a watch. Good plot/story and reasonable acting makes this an eminently watchable film