Opening

93% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
80% Get On Up Aug 01
90% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
44% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

58% Lucy $43.9M
61% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
—— The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 08
86% What If Aug 08

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
88% Manhattan: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) Reviews

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

It's a bit like a Latin American episode of The Bill written by Richard Littlejohn and directed by Chuck Norris.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2008
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's just a pity the story is so slipshod - it only really gets going halfway through.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

August 8, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Here is the biggest, fattest, dampest squib of the week: perhaps the most disappointing film ever to have won the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

August 8, 2008
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]

Nascimento's penchant for Rambo theatrics is unfortunate, because elsewhere Elite Squad has interesting things to say.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2008

An action-drama that's fascinating for its insights into Rio's social structures. But while it's compellingly intense, it's also morally muddled.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 8, 2008
David Jenkins
Time Out
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It is impressively made, but leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/6

August 8, 2008
Rosamund Witcher
Empire Magazine

Despite the voiceover, Padilha has created a shocking insight into a world in which corrupt cops slug it out against drug dealers but, ultimately, nobody wins.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2008
KJ Doughton
Film Threat

You'll swear you smell gunpowder during the earthshaking gunfights of "Elite Squad." Forget John Woo's Hong Kong, or Sergio Leone's West. With bullet-slinging gusto, director Jose Padilha ("Bus 174") proudly pronounces Rio de Janeiro the bloodiest onscree

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

June 22, 2008
Sean Axmaker
GreenCine

... for all the glorification of the mercenary methods of this elite squad, it's still a fascinating portrait of a nightmarish police and crime culture and a vivid narrative.

Full Review Source: GreenCine

June 16, 2008
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Subtle shades of friendship are lost in a melee of violence, which quickly crescendos and then maintains a one-note intensity for the duration of the film, punctuated only by an ill-advised narratorial voice that serves to keep the viewer at arm's length.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

June 13, 2008
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A tough and realistic cop story that stays believable from beginning to end while delivering the truth about loyalty, courage and gut-wringing fear on an inner city military mission with no second chances.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 8/10

May 3, 2008
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical

A very compelling movie that's almost ruined by a horrible narration track.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 2, 2008
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

An instruction manual of sorts that doesn't illuminate police corruption and violence so much as it revels in it.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 21, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Pois é infinitamente mais recompensador assistir a um filme que estimula a discussão e a auto-análise do que um que, por covardia ou falta de ambição, limita-se a seguir a corrente do politicamente correto.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 5/5

January 22, 2008

Variety
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February 23, 2012
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
September 28, 2011
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