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Cidade de Deus (City of God) Reviews

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October 18, 2016
Amazing movie. My only (selfish) complaint is that I wish it was in English.

Grade: A+
October 9, 2016
It does a great job at showcasing the circle of control in the favelas. Criminals start young and die in their twenties murdered by teens who then take control. For a few years.
½ October 1, 2016
City of God is a Brazilian gangster film that vividly displays the life in the slums of Rio. A powerful film with several strong performances
½ September 21, 2016
If you thought boys in thr hood a d menace to society were awesome movies then give this a go.

½ September 18, 2016
It's a painful and visceral look at poverty and violence.
September 17, 2016
City of God is intense and infuriating. It is a virtuoso work and one of the best gangster films of all time. It's also a film with a message, but never beats you over the head with it. Powerful and enjoyable.
½ September 10, 2016
An eye-opening look at the side of life that some of us will never see.
September 6, 2016
As good as everyone says it is. Check this out.
½ September 4, 2016
brutal! shocking! emotional! thrilling!! this movie will blow your mind.
September 4, 2016
Masterpiece! One of my all time favorites without a doubt.
August 28, 2016
A scary true to life story of the most dangerous neighborhood in the world in Rio de Janeiro. City of God is almost unrelentingly bleak in its depiction of the violence inherent to the populations that live destitute in these neighborhoods. The film is only bearable because the episodic nature of the story keeps you from getting to attached to character so that when something terrible happens to them you function more as witness than directly linked to a protagonist. There are enough glimmers of humanity to keep it from being oppressive, and light enough on its feet thanks to some Guy Ritchie level manicness from Fernando Meirelles. A tough watch, but definitely recommended.
Super Reviewer
August 21, 2016
Boy, were the first 20 minutes of this hard to get through. Perseverance was rewarded ten fold though as the story unfolds and backtracks and ties up. Reminiscent of Goodfellas, City Of God isn't the masterpiece I was led to believe to expect but it is a vital and kinetic film.
August 21, 2016
I simply beleive that anyone who didn't find this film exellent has serious
½ August 20, 2016
'City of God' is one of the most difficult, brutally honest and raw films that will stay with you for years after viewing.
July 16, 2016
A bleeding, bloodshot-red, authentic painting of crime. Witness evolution of Rio, and downcast fate of the people to gratify their survival through lawbreaking. The film, provides an inside view of the city, culture, state and people beautifully. A compact, electrifying account of almost two decades of transgression.
June 24, 2016
I liked this film as more of an insight into a different lifestyle. Personally, I saw this film more as a documentary of the City of God in Rio de Janeiro rather than an entertainment film. Overall, more interesting to me than anything.
June 19, 2016
Brazil's masterpiece on the slums of Brazil show action, drama, romance, and crime in all it's glory
½ June 11, 2016

Reminiscent of the gangster classics and with great style and story, City of God is pretty much a masterpiece of reality to film adaptations, as it cares deeply for its material and it knows perfectly what it wants to achieve through its perfect pace and award worthy acting that make for an extreme and mesmerizing experience.
½ May 30, 2016
Powerful film that deals with common emotions/struggles in a very compelling way. It illustrates how innocent people can get sucked into violence when society offers few alternatives.
May 7, 2016
Una pelicula violenta, realista, transgresora y necesaria. La mejor que he visto en mucho tiempo
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