The Brain (1988)

5.21 h 31 min1988R
With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.
Ed Hunt
Tom BresnahanCynthia PrestonDavid Gale
HorrorInternationalScience Fiction
English [CC]
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3.4 out of 5 stars

18 global ratings

  1. 37% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 22% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 17% of reviews have 1 stars
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Alvino ChavezReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining despite... pls tell director the thrill of a chase scene is not in its length.
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NOt bad but corny and too many long chase scenes that get boring when it is just more chase, more chase, more chase. Thus, poor use of the time element an boring chase scenes I had to skip through. fake monster but fair story line, could have developed the whole alien monster theme meaning more rather than just chase after chase. Not even exciting chase action either!
SmackyReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's ok.
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Love movies like The Thing, the Blob (88), They Live etc...

This was ok. Don't have any nostalgia for it I'm sure that plays into a lot of 5 star reviews.
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Douglas DickinsonReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun and entertaining!
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I love horror flix from the 80s and this one does not disappoint! Yeah, its totally cheezy and at one point you can actually see the mechanical innards from a human prop in one of the devouring scenes. But that's part of its charm. A+++!
Justin HackstadtReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
What a B movie if I ever saw one
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Even for 80s standards this movie is trash. Unrivaled bad acting mixed with special effects straight out of a college film school project makes this movie just a bore. Streaming services seem to have bought 9000 B movies just to fill their sites with anything. I would usually critique the movie on the plot but that is literally non-existent. If you can stomach near C level movies then you may get through this. Just be fully aware that this movie is the cheese deluxe.
HorrorFanLAReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
It Gets 5 Stars for What It Is....
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... which is corny 1980s horror. Good acting, good cinematography, good yet silly monster and a good time. I enjoyed it.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
bad evev for the "eighties genre"
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acting so-so everything else so sad and messed up.
Blank BlankReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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Pretty good acting and a good movie overall.
Kit HughesReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the greatest cinematic experinces of our times.
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When a psychic alien teams up with Dr. Oz to brainwash America's housewives, a narcissistic young sociopath with an inability to accept responsibility for his actions is the only person capable of resisting their mind control. To save the world, he must become the oppressed hero he's always known himself to be.
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