The Boys from Brazil

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Ira Levin's novel was so obviously devised for the cinema that it reads more like a script. Its premise was ingenious: why has a Nazi hit team from South America begun a systematic slaughter of innocuous middle-aged professional men all over Europe? The answer should have made a great thriller, but the film is sunk by a series of preposterous performances. There are more phony German accents than in a prep school version of Colditz, and Levin's expert plotting is buried beneath an avalanche of lines like 'Vat are we goink to do?'. Easy answer.


Release details

125 mins

Cast and crew

Franklin J Schaffner
Heywood Gould
Gregory Peck
Laurence Olivier
James Mason
Lilli Palmer
Uta Hagen
Steven Guttenberg
Denholm Elliot
Rosemary Harris
John Dehner
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