Brewster McCloud

From his aerie high within the Houston Astrodome, with help from his offbeat friends, a boy is going to learn to fly with his homemade wings. Expect a miracle from young Brewster McCloud


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Brewster McCloud
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (12)
  • Original story (8)
  • Talented cast (8)
  • Entertaining (5)
  • Great cinematography (5)

Cons

  • Limited appeal (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult viewers (11)
  • At home (7)
  • Perfect gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (12), Avid moviegoer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not for everyone

It's too bad that this classic American movie gets so much disrespect. The movie is great totally original. The print not so great. I don't know why we can't get a honest to...Read complete review

It's too bad that this classic American movie gets so much disrespect. The movie is great totally original. The print not so great. I don't know why we can't get a honest to goodness deluxe edition of this movie. I think it's one of Altman's best. Oh well I guess I'm in the minority. If you are looking for meaning, don't. But if you are that literal it's a fable about not giving all your secrets away. What ever happened to John Schuck?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice to have on DVD finally, but...

It's great to finally have this Altman film on DVD in a decent widescreen transfer, but WHY isn't the film time encoded? Warner Archive used to do that for its releases, but this...Read complete review

It's great to finally have this Altman film on DVD in a decent widescreen transfer, but WHY isn't the film time encoded? Warner Archive used to do that for its releases, but this film shows no timing as it's playing, making it harder to resume later if you take it out of the player.
Are we back in 1997 in the early days of DVD? :(

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5.0

Classic Altman

By Chuck

from Chapel Hill

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Pros

  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Original Story
  • Talented Cast

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Brewster McCloud:

      Robert Altman was unique among directors, and Brewster McCloud is a stand-out among Altman films. Dark and clever and bizarre, it remains among the top five films I've ever seen. Maybe not for everyone, but if you like to be challenged, watch this movie. You'll laugh, you'll be confused, but in the end, you'll be very, very moved.

       
      1.0

      Disappointing

      By Ralph

      from Anaheim, CA

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Talented Cast

      Cons

      • Disappointing
      • Limited Appeal
      • Not Interesting

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home

      Comments about Brewster McCloud:

      Robert Altman's misfire following the great MASH. Badly done example of 60s youth culture power to the people - trust no one over 30 silliness combined, strangely, with a "Bullet" satire that was out of place and unfunny to boot. I saw the movie in the theater when it came out and remembered some striking scenes. Too bad I forgot they were tied together by rotten string.

       
      4.0

      Truly a one-of-a-kind film

      By Wesley from the aisle seat

      from Columbus, OH

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      Pros

      • Original Story
      • Talented Cast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers

        Comments about Brewster McCloud:

        Give director Robert Altman 100 minutes of your time, and you will be rewarded with a truly bizarre, unique and off-the-wall cinematic experience. Forget about plot, story or logic; simply turn off your phone and enjoy. I am not exaggerating; there is no other film like it.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Obscure Altman

        By Davdi Ehrenstein

        from Los Angeles, Ca.

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Great Cinematography
        • Original Story
        • Talented Cast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers

          Comments about Brewster McCloud:

          Great to se this obscure Altman on VD. Shelley Duvall makes her film debut here. All the performers are wonderful, especially Bud Cort and Sally Kellerman.

           
          5.0

          Excellent to see this on DVD

          By Vince

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Brewster McCloud:

          Thanks, Warner Archive. Keep up the great work of getting these lesser known titles out there!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Mike Christensen built the ornithopter

          By James

          from Colorado Springs

          About Me Casual Viewer

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          Pros

          • Original Story

          Cons

          • Limited Appeal

          Best Uses

            Comments about Brewster McCloud:

            Mike Christensen built the ornithopter.

             
            5.0

            GRAVITY ?

            By Brian Harding Baker

            from Houston, TX

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Brewster McCloud:

            The Trailer was an attempt to clarify nonsense.
            How was it decided that the movie is about COPS and not about attmepts to tame Houston by NASA or the TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER or SPORTS FANS or even EXXON?
            BREWSTER McCLOUD demonstrates how gravity can be tamed, with a GIRL.

             
            5.0

            "I forgot the opening line..."

            By K.R.

            from NYC

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            Pros

            • Emotionally Engaging
            • Engaging Characters
            • Great Cinematography
            • Original Story
            • Talented Cast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift

              Comments about Brewster McCloud:

              Unique concept, to-die-for cast, great music. Bud Cort totally inhabits title role. This film is weird, funny, off the wall and totally wonderful. For fans of the odd and supreme in cinema!!

               
              4.0

              Altman's strangest film?

              By AndyCF

              from Brockton, MA

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Farce and poetry combined
              • Original Story
              • Talented Cast

              Cons

              • Stereotypical characters
              • The recurring lecture

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • Robert Altman fans

              Comments about Brewster McCloud:

              Altman's 1970 film is a strange amalgam of poetry, farce, and satire. It belongs to the group of Altman's films that includes the masterpiece, Three Women, and the surreal, Images.
              I will never forget the moment when Sally Kellerman, who plays an ersatz fairy godmother, takes off her raincoat (under which she is naked) to reveal the scars of her surgically-removed wings. Shocking, to be sure. Later, she disappears into the light of a raised exit at the Astrodome; Altman's genius is evident in such touches.

              Bud Cort must play the sweetest serial killer in the history of film; like Dexter, he only kills miscreants who deserve elimination. One will never forget his bird screams before his fatal crash at the Dome. This film introduces Shelley Duvall, who wrote her own lines, and her vulnerability is quite poignant.

              In Altman's sensibility, the dream world runs parallel to the real world. There are no gauzy dissolves and overexposures. Unfortunately, the world is populated by zealous fame-seekers, chauvinists, Simon Legree misers, and egotist; the subtlety is left to the main character and his lovers.

              We have come to love the farce and satire of the Robert Altman who made MASH. But Altman was a more experimental director than one assumes. We laugh loudly at scenes in Brewster McCloud, but we are also intrigued by the other-worldly quality of Altman's creation.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Buy this movie!

              By thebeeg

              from Florida

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

              Pros

              • Broad Appeal
              • Great Cinematography
              • Original Story
              • Quirky
              • Talented Cast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Brewster McCloud:

                  I loved this movie when it came out, and the remastered DVD is perfect. If you're an Altman fan or like M.A.S.H.-type movies, this one's for you. Due to heavy 'homage' to Steve Mcqueen's "Bullit" it helps to have seen that movie, but it's not required.

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