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Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) Reviews

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November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 15, 2010
Powerful melodrama mixes violence, messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2008
A must for fans of the TV series, as it continues the unique formula of mixing fun, fantasy, fear, and frankness, for 2 young men barely surviving to adulthood together.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 18, 2008
Both Silva and Cunha (who reprise their roles from the television show) do make compelling leads and their performances add needed weight and shadings to their underwritten characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2008
Where City of God provided a heartbreaking insight into Rio's flavelas and gang warfare . . . this film ends up more like a standard buddy movie set against a gangland battle scene
July 18, 2008
The likable performances, hot, sweaty atmosphere and decently mounted action scenes make this entertaining fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2008
An engaging and frequently tense drama with terrific performances from its two young leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2008
More bronzed bodies bearing arms leading to inevitable shootouts delivered via a washed-out, hand-held digital style pulsing along to an infectious Latin beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2008
The film's overriding message that love and friendship exist under the most hopeless of circumstances is what makes City of Men such a worthy, compelling drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2008
Some might perceive City of Men as a slow film, while others could reasonably argue that Morelli is taking more time to develop characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 14, 2008
It plays like a Western, and the violence, while plentiful and visceral, rarely has the kind of raw impact you want in a movie such as this. Morelli keeps most of the blood off-camera.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2008
...not a sequel to City of God, although it sometimes feels like a junior-varsity version of the older movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
March 10, 2008
[It has] a real ring of authenticity in every scene.
March 1, 2008
What becomes interesting is how Ace and Wallace, who have managed to stay outside the violence for the most part, start to get pulled in once they uncover information about their fathers.
March 1, 2008
City of Men, in Portuguese with subtitles, never quite achieves the dramatic impact of the Oscar-nominated drama that inspired it.
| Original Score: 3/4
February 29, 2008
I wish I hadn't seen the masterpiece City of God before the current City of Men, which is a more conventional story in the same setting. Judged on its own merits, the latter film still makes a considerable emotional impact.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 29, 2008
The story might have been lifted from an old Warner Brothers melodrama, though it's smartly paced, sincerely delivered, and consistently absorbing.
February 29, 2008
City of Men at times seems like City of God-lite, which, mind you, still provides for some heavy moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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