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Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) Reviews

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May 19, 2013
The real enjoyment here comes from a couple of scattered jokes and made-up catch phrases; its social premise - one-sided as it is - is completely lost in the midst of so much pointless violence.
March 11, 2010
Well made...but other than that...bleh.
May 6, 2013
awesome, brutal, violent, i liked it.
March 15, 2012
Inti dari cerita film ini adalah diantara kekacauan dan kriminalitas tingkat tinggi yang terjadi di ibu kota brasil ternyata masih ada harapan dengan dibentuknya tim khusus pasukan yang secara mental dan idealis tanpa takut dari intervensi apapun. Film ini menggambarkan ibu kota Brasil yaitu Rio De Janeiro, yang penuh dengan kriminal, obat2an terlarang, senjata illegal, bahkan penggambaran polisi2 korup yang secara jelas dipaparkan. Adapun dari judul Elite Squad adalah merupakan unit militer spesial yang ditugaskan untuk menangani kasus yang berat atau yang sudah tidak bisa diselesaikan oleh kepolisian. Adalah kesatuan BOPE (Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais, atau Special Police Operations Battalion) yang ditakuti baik oleh Mafia kriminal maupun kepolisian, bahkan untuk join di kesatuan inipun sangat sulit dengan tingkat latihan mental dan fisik yang sangat berat. Saya rasa hal ini setidaknya menjadi sedikit gambaran juga dari Republik kita Indonesia yang penuh dengan Mafia2 kejahatan terselubung, dan kita harapkan Elita Squad ada dalam satu2nya lembaga yang patut dibanggakan independensinya yaitu KPK.
Michael S

Super Reviewer

January 29, 2008
This is documentary-style filmmaking at it's most raw and forceful; it'll hit you like a freight train! "Elite Squad" is a landmark of Brazilian cinema. Picking up where "City of God" left off, this film inhabits the same world as that masterpiece but plays by it's own rules and has a fresh new perspective to share. The constant comparisons are almost unjust considering what a singular effort Director Padhilha's movie is. It's got a sense of tension and urgency that most Hollywood action pictures yearn for.
April 8, 2013
"Tropa de Elite" is a movie to watch over and over again. Has a great argument, screenplay and an excellent performance from all the cast, especially Wagner Moura, who deserves all the awards he can go to this great performance.
Basically, the film explores the struggle between drug dealers and corrupt police officers against "good", some of them military and police force more of them BOPE (Brazilian Swat). This is the way the director Padilha see this fight that is not entirely true. Although he shows how corruption works Military Police in Brazil, as the system is used against itself and how the bureaucracy makes it so difficult that it is almost impossible for honest people to deal with their own personal problems without dealing with corruption. And by the way, this is entirely true, the film is fiction but with a tone so realistic and impressive to see.
The film has all the elements that make us go to a movie. He has a history, has action thriller, and has a great performance of the cast, all of them. It's a true MASTERPIECE!
Joel D.
April 4, 2013
Elite Squad is an extremely atmospheric and brutal depiction of the day to day of the Brazilian Favela's which despite its watchability factor is undone substantially by a truly haphazard screenplay which causes the viewer to feel more disgust with the leading characters than any sympathy even on a developing level.
April 2, 2013
Amazing, grim and fast paced movie. Shows the crime and drug problems of Brazil and its favelas as the writer sees it.
Júnior D

Super Reviewer

October 26, 2011
Uma ficção que no mínimo estimula a discussão e auto análise da própria sociedade em si. Nascimento representa a extrapolação politicamente incorreta da ira de um povo.
April 2, 2013
This was a pretty decent film about Brazil's elite police force, tasked with taking down both the drugs cartels and police corruption from within. It was a very gritty and sometimes brutal film, and was fairly tense throughout. On the downside, it was a little repetitive in parts, at one point I felt like I'd watched the same scene play out 3 times only with different actors each time. Hasn't quite interested me enough to catch the sequel but it was entertaining enough for a couple of hours.
March 28, 2013
José Padilha mostrando que o Brasil ainda não perdeu sua essência cinematográfica.
March 20, 2013
Um drama de ação que é fascinante por suas percepções sobre as estruturas sociais do subúrbio do Rio de Janeiro. Mas enquanto é convincente e intenso em suas cenas de choque, também é moralmente confuso quanto a valores morais. O mesmo BOPE que combate a corrupção invade casas e tortura pessoas.
Pan C.
March 19, 2013
How this one goes down will depend on how you watch it. As a semi-documentary about the drug war raging in Brazilian backstreets, where entire neighbourhoods are unsafe even for the police, it works. View it as that, and the movie is easily an 8/10. Looking for a brutal action flick and "Elite Squad" sounded like it? You might come out with a 5 or 6/10.
March 1, 2013
"Tropa de Elite" não se tornou um fenômeno cinematográfico brasileiro por acaso: mesmo não trazendo nada de novo ao nosso cinema (sempre favelas, tiroteios, tráfico e mais favelas) o filme se sai muito bem ao criar um clima tenso e agitado. Talvez seja a interpretação fascinante de Wagner Moura que dê todo o sentido a película, o que acaba tornando a experiência cinematográfica, no final das contas, boa.
February 6, 2013
Impresionantes actiaciones y dirección. Buena historia. Las comparaciones con Cuidad de Dios son obvias e inevitables. Si te gustó Ciudad de Dios, lo mas probable es que disfrutes esta.
marciobad
February 6, 2013
Deixa bem explicito o crime no Rio de Janeiro.
January 6, 2013
Its a good thriller.. Jose Padilha needs the whole appreciation for making this movie with the brilliant performance from Wagner Moura as Capitao Nascimento. This movie reveals that how corrupted is the Brazilian system and the slums of Rio De Janiero... This one is not the best thriller.
Al S

Super Reviewer

November 18, 2012
An excellent and spectacularly entertaining movie. It`s truly terrific to watch and dose not get boring for a minute and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It packs a pure power-punch of intensity that knocks you flat out with its explosive action, strong performances and brutal honesty. Movies don't get more real or more powerful than this. A masterpiece. Director, Jose Padilha crafts an stylish, dark and gripping police drama like no other. A groundbreaking achievement that earns it`s right to be called a classic. A heart-pounding action-packed thrill-ride that's loaded with pulse-pounding drama and thunderous gun-battles that take you to the limit. A total adrenaline-rush from start to finish. A hard-boiled and exhilarating piece of work that deserves attention. It shows that grim reality of gang-related violence, inner city and police politics that the necessary evil they need to achieve their objectives. The cast is extraordinary. Wagner Moura gives a powerful and sensational performance. I loved this movie. It rocks and rocks profoundly.
Luke B

Super Reviewer

December 28, 2012
In the slums of Rio de Janeiro drugs are the currency of choice and the police are in on the action, but when things get really bad it is the job of the Elite Squad to go in and sort out the mess. We follow Captain Nascimento who is struggling to find a replacement as he wishes to quick for when he becomes a father. Two of the potential new recruits are Matias, a dedicated law student and Neto, a headstrong cop stuck working as a mechanic. The film is a brutal look at the hellish lives in the slums, as well as the danger the police put themselves through everyday. We see the Elite Squad, known as BOPE, acting incredibly tough and shooting to kill, but we never once doubt their methods. The film is a thrilling ride, but it is hampered by what seems like a hastily added voice-over which explains everything that is going on, making long periods of the film sound like an audiobook. It also feels like the first chapter of a much larger story, which in a way is a good sign as it left me wanting much, much more.I enjoyed every single character but I really do think the two new recruits should have been the focus throughout.
December 26, 2012
This movie rocked!! This foreign film is way better than any action film that has come out in the last couple years. Can't wait to see the sequel.
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