A review by Mike Shea Movie Rating: ( * * * * · ) DVD Rating: ( * · · · · )
Another Terry Gilliam nightmare come true, Brazil is a movie unlike any other, kind of a Gilliam trademark. Having some large 1984 influances, the film takes a trip into the surreal world of ducts and paperwork. Throw in a reoccurring dream of steel winged angels and samurai demons and you have quite a little spread. Some excellent visuals, mostly in the incredible detail and humorous work of a world consumed with beurocracy. The bit part of Harry Tuttle (Robert De Niro) is funny as hell, and the part of Michel Palin as Jack Lint, the torturer businessman is perfect. The DVD contains the full 141 minute directors version, but is not 16x9 enhanced or in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no extras save a trailer and production notes.