Pinhole Movie Reviews

The Boys From Brazil by tincolor

Laurence Olivier stars as an aging Nazi hunter who, after getting a tip from a young man, travels to Paraguay where he hopes to find the infamous Nazi war criminal Gregory Peck, only to discover a plot more sinister than he could have ever imagined! At many points during this movie, I really found myself wishing it was more exciting and atmospheric like The Odessa File. While this film does satisfyingly dangle the details of Peck’s evil plan just out of sight, giving you only glimpses and hints of its true nature for a good chunk of the film, it lacks a sense of adventure like The Odessa File. And like the ending of director Franklin J. Schaffner’s earlier film, Planet of the Apes, the payoff at then end is too silly to accept as anything other than fiction. Gregory Peck’s shadowy scheme is just so implausible that it feels like maybe monkeys from the future were a more realistic threat to world peace than Gregory Peck ever was. Watchable.

P.S. Laurence Olivier did manage to get nominated for an Academy Award for his role in this film.


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