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Cidade de Deus (City of God) Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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I came away from this film impressed by its narrative control but unmoved by anything it had to say.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 8, 2011


Another passionate piece of Latin American filmmaking, which documents a tragic period in Rio's history and highlights the horrors of life in poverty-line communities. Technically a remarkable filmmaking achievement too.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 8, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Powerful, but only for 17 and up.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2010
Nick Rogers

Each chapter is endowed with powerful, uncompromising, beguiling and, sometimes, deceptive momentum. What seem like innocuous turns become so critical to the narrative that they tie into the ruthless idea at hand: You never see the bullet that kills you.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

September 25, 2010
Emanuel Levy

Brazillian director Mereilles' splashy feature debut, a dynamically exciting portrait of Rio's violent gangs, immediately established himsef as an international talent to watch, and the Oscar nods only reaffirmed that status.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

December 31, 2009
David Rooney
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City of God delivers a bruising, visceral experience of the vicious spiral of violence that draws kids into a life of crime, brutality and murder as the only avenue open to them.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2009
Cole Smithey

Fernando Meirelles' Brazilian slum epic is a profound, stylistically expansive depiction of three decades of child gang warfare on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro with non-actors playing their poverty-ridden lives for the camera.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A+

June 12, 2009
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

The visceral and artistic excitement remains surface-bound.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: C

November 12, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Director Fernando Meirelles creates an aura of fear unlike any film in recent memory.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 14, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Kinetic, exciting, brutal, it's a supreme achievement and better than almost any film you're likely to see this year.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The performances, many from non-pros, are terrific.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

City of God is not the easiest film to watch, but it is a masterpiece all the same, maybe the best crime drama since the Godfather films.

| Original Score: A-

January 15, 2005
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald

A staggering masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Oregon Herald | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 13, 2004
Louis Proyect

A Brazilian "Scarface"

Full Review Source:

July 23, 2004
Kent Turner

At a full-throttle pace and exciting from beginning to end, directors Lund and Meirrelles grab hold of your attention and don't let go.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 25, 2004
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Directors Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles stir all the cinematic virtues into this finely-crafted narrative.

Full Review Source: Low IQ Canadian

June 13, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's a grim epitaph for hypocrisy, and the film provides no comfortable answers for solving any of the problems it so well describes.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

June 8, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Difficult to watch but hard to look away from.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 19, 2004
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)

We've seen this story before, more or less -- the blood, the budding psychopaths, the all-too-young victims of urban decay -- but never quite like this.

Full Review Source: Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL) | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 10, 2004
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

As we see kids of no more than ten or twelve run through the streets with guns shooting those who don't give them what they want, we can't help but pity them.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2004
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