The Boys From Brazil

Perhaps this "thriller" isn't as exciting as it should be, but I was nevertheless very captivated by the plot. It's about a fictional Nazi hunter (Laurence Olivier) who discovers that a bunch of hiding Nazis headed by Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck) are murdering 65 year old men with civil service jobs. It's up to you to figure out why. Okay, once the movie is half over, it isn't such a labor to discover prematurely what they're up to, but the story (based on a novel by Ira Levin) was transferred to film very effectively! Some implications presented are very frightening and thought-provoking, indeed!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Rosemary Harris, John Dehner, John Rubinstein, Anne Meara, Steve Gutenberg, Denholm Elliot, Jeremy Black, David Hurst, Bruno Ganz, Walter Gotell, Prunella Scales

Directed by:

Franklin J. Schaffner


1978 triller/drama

Rated R.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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