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Lower City (Cidade Baixa) Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Tells a familiar story with an emotional intensity and a high eroticism that makes a lacerating impact.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2006
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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Brazilian filmmaker Sergio Machado scores a strong debut with this look at young hustlers in a lovers' triangle.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2006
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Machado ... saturates his directorial debut with rich, golden color, defining it with close, handheld shots that accentuate the feeling of skin on skin.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

July 27, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Machado, a former assistant to Central Station filmmaker Walter Salles, doesn't seem to have a particular cinematic destination in mind for these characters, and the rather abrupt ending doesn't work.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The result is something you've seen many times but never quite like this.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 6, 2006
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Machado allowed his actors plenty of space to internalize and create their moments, which consist of rage hidden behind subtleties, libidinous pressure at the edge of containment.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2006
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

As universal as the plot may be, it must be said that Karinna, Deco and Naldinho's longings, resentments, economic desperation and confusions are unnervingly palpable throughout.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

June 30, 2006
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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The themes are all familiar and the plot unfolds slowly and in predictable ways, but there's plenty of heat generated by the three leads.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 29, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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This frenetic potboiler about a love triangle on the Salvador waterfront smacks of liberal slumming and bristles with faux authenticity.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 29, 2006
Marcy Dermansky

Brazilian actress Alice Braga (niece of legendary Sonia Braga) is something special: beautiful and innocent without make-up, seasoned and hard in a pair of short shorts and a gold push-up bra.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

June 23, 2006
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

This is nothing really special, but it gets the job done.

| Original Score: 2.7/5

June 17, 2006
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The story wears thin long before it's over, but Machado draws strong performances from his leads and makes excellent use of its rundown locations.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Stephen Williams
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The film is gritty and graphic, with 'artsy' takes where the camera holds on a motionless actor. But art it isn't.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

June 16, 2006
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Machado remains nonjudgmental while getting convincing performances from Braga and, as the young men, Lazaro Ramos and Wagner Moura.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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There's also something patronizing about the zeal with which Machado wallows in the muck, especially since his characters' lives revolve entirely around sex.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
Edward Douglas

Another fine example of Brazilian cinema at its best.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

June 15, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The movie turns out to be a predictable and somewhat sentimental lower-depths love triangle, but Ms. Braga almost makes it work.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

June 15, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A pleasurably swollen Brazilian soap opera.

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

June 14, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's slick homogeneity, co-produced by Salles and co-funded by the Brazilian petroleum giant Petrobras, of a kind that commonly finds U.S. distribution while far better, riskier, more memorable films on the international table are ignored.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 13, 2006
Lexi Feinberg

For a good time, take a trip far away from Lower City.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2006
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