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Lower City (Cidade Baixa) Reviews

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June 23, 2007
Average high octane Brazilian drama film I ever watched, but Alice Braga is hot in her nudity and sex scenes.
November 6, 2009
A great foreign film. Alice Braga has a great performance in this film. Just a great story about two best friends and
the prostitute that both are in love, and will do anything to have her.
½ October 21, 2008
Alice Braga is naked in every other scene and she has sex with a hot black guy. Does it matter that the movie is only so so?
½ April 15, 2007
Boring, Boring. The cinematography was nice (Walter Sallles influenced) and Carlinhos Brown provides a nice sound track but the film just doesn't come together at a quick enough pace. This film also appears to have been shot/scripted for non-Brazilian consumption since the 3 lead characters just don't seem to match their place in life (i.e., 2 sailors and a prostitute).
September 24, 2007
Very cool, and reminded me of this summer :) but really needed something extra to make the story really worthwhile... however great performances and great chemistry and tension between the trio!
March 12, 2012
Alice Braga's auntie Sonia Braga also had two men on the go in "Dona Flor and her Two Husbands", but that movie had much more pazzazz than this one. This is a pretty dour affair and it doesn't amount to too much in the end. It doesn't break new ground in storytelling and neither does it in addressing issues around polyamorism or poverty slumlife and prositution.
December 7, 2012
Worth finding and watching!
February 9, 2012
a look at the seedy side of life in brazil
½ November 6, 2011
Expected much more from it as the story was depicted quite powerfully and went on well...till the ending came suddenly which totally lacked completion ...don't know if that was the idea or the writer/director ran out of ideas
½ December 10, 2007
Interesting Brazilian drama. Good, gritty plot, like most Brazilian movies seem to have. Solid performances from the three leads. Alice Braga has now gone on to make Hollywood movies.
June 30, 2011
Beautifully shot beautiful people having beautiful sex and sometimes indulging in beautiful violence. And that is all it needs to be.
January 28, 2010
Very disappointing. It had such a great cast, but it felt that their hearts weren't into it. I can't blame them, script wasn't that good.
½ March 25, 2011
A Globo cortou o final do filme, ou ├ (C) uma merda mesmo???
February 16, 2011
a reality of the city where i grew up that i've never seen..
and it was kind of porn.. well, not reeally but with a lot of spicy scenes..
excellent actors!!
½ January 20, 2011
Good Film though it Is a subtitled foreign language film. Also the end was a bit poor
½ December 7, 2010
great Brazilian film starring Alice Braga
December 5, 2010
It's good.. not great, just good.
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