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Cidade de Deus (City of God) Reviews

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
David Rooney
Variety
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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
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The performances, many from non-pros, are terrific.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
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
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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The living conditions it projects are as horrendous as I had feared, but the movie is surprisingly easy to take as a rollicking homicidal entertainment.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 11, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Hard to watch but even harder to tear your eyes away from.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 20, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Meirelles takes us to a real-life deathtrap and then proceeds to make us feel twice as alive for the time we spend there.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 14, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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An incredibly assured, compelling and often sardonically funny piece of filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: A+

March 7, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Rivets attention and rattles the conscience.

| Original Score: B+

March 7, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Traffic was brilliant fiction, but City of God proves that true stories often pack the most punch.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 7, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It should be considered required viewing, I think, by anyone who seeks to understand how violence begets violence.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 5/5

January 31, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Meirelles opens with a stark image -- close-up of a knife sharpened on a whetting stone -- and, for the rest of the film, pretty much keeps us on that knife's edge.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 31, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Meirelles has created one of the most startling, grittily brilliant films in recent years.

January 24, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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If one of the moral responsibilities of the movies is to put you in places where you'd never go and live lives you'd never live, then City of God is great moviemaking.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 24, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A shocking, deeply disturbing film made with great passion.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 24, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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A grim, outrageous, blisteringly effective underworld thriller destined to become a classic of its kind.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 4/4

January 24, 2003
Octavio Roca
San Francisco Chronicle
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Long and difficult to watch, but it is never dull.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 24, 2003
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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An extraordinary film, but definitely not for the weak of stomach.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 24, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Meirelles has crafted a distinctive motion picture -- one takes us into the streets with an unsurpassed intensity and immediacy.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 24, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Breathtaking and terrifying, urgently involved with its characters, it announces a new director of great gifts and passions: Fernando Meirelles.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 24, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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There's something distasteful in the rote way this film introduces us to two dozen hapless, heartless kids and doesn't care enough to make us feel for them.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

January 24, 2003
David Edelstein
Slate
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The film is far from a work of art, but it marks the emergence of a great new action superchef.

Full Review Source: Slate

January 24, 2003
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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A dazzling film.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

January 23, 2003
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The violence never feels exploitative; the only thrill you feel is that of being in the hands of a masterful storyteller opening your eyes to a world that you feel truly exists.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

January 23, 2003
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Simply put, it cuts like a butcher knife -- the sharpest one.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A

January 23, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Finally more numbing than emotionally shattering.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 17, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Simply and truly put, it is devastating.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

January 17, 2003
Megan Turner
New York Post
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That rare film that manages to be seductively entertaining without ever compromising its authenticity and power.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 17, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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As the movie's frenetic visual rhythms and mood swings synchronize with the zany, adrenaline-fueled impulsiveness of its lost youth on the rampage, you may find yourself getting lost in this teeming netherworld.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 16, 2003
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A potent and unexpected mixture of authenticity and flash.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 16, 2003
Mike Clark
USA Today
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This is one movie in which you don't feel the long-ish running time, in part because there always seems to be a surprise (as well as a new street guerrilla) around every corner.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 16, 2003
John Powers
L.A. Weekly
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From beginning to end, City of God doesn't just hold you; it clutches your lapels with its lurid exuberance.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 16, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Pulses with atmosphere and vibrates with authenticity.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

January 16, 2003
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The distinction between the depiction of violence and its exploitation is paper-thin.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 16, 2003
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Spews like a magma jet.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 14, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Sometimes a movie comes along that just floors you, its images burn so deeply.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 9, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Compelling in its faithful portrait of a Rio 'favela,' or slum city, and of how violence really takes place when people no longer care.

August 21, 2002
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