- 8.8: Roger Ebert is the ONLY critic on Rotten Tomatoes that doesn't like this movie.
- Alternate Character Interpretation - Lowry is an irresponsible idiot who chooses to live for himself instead of helping others like Tuttle.
- Awesome Music: Michael Kamen's music for the film has come to be a go-to theme for "Drone-like worker learns there's more to life" stories.
- Crazy Awesome: Tuttle.
- Crowning Moment of Funny:
- Cult Classic: The film itself.
- Ear Worm: Ba ba ba, ba ba ba badada... The fact that it's one of only three pieces of background music and the most prominent of all of them certainly doesn't hurt.
- Ending Fatigue: Terry Gilliam planned on the ending getting bigger and bigger, more and more romantic, and just wilder until it just got painful... and was subverted with a massive Bittersweet Ending. The Love Conquers All version cuts the subversion.
- Misaimed Fandom: Brazil is popular among the American Right, which Gilliam himself has said puzzles him. The film includes scathing satire of consumerism and authoritarianism, and one of its working titles was So That's Why the Bourgeoisie Sucks.
- Tear Jerker: Oh, lord that ending!
Mrs. Buttle: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HIS BODY?!
- Also, the scene where Sam "refunds" Mrs. Buttle for her Husband is pretty gut-wrenching.
- This Is Your Premise on Drugs: This movie is basically a Philip K. Dick story on happy pills. Note that PKD is already pretty spacey. Crazy Awesome, anyone?
- Vindicated by History: Initially unable to live up to the hype surrounding it (mostly concerning Gilliam's battle to get the proper version into theaters) and losing money at the box office, Brazil has joined the ranks of Dr. Strangelove and Fargo as one of the most memorable dark comedies of all time.