Cidade de Deus (City of God) Reviews

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November 8, 2011
I came away from this film impressed by its narrative control but unmoved by anything it had to say.
June 17, 2009
City of God delivers a bruising, visceral experience of the vicious spiral of violence that draws kids into a life of crime, brutality and murder as the only avenue open to them.
June 24, 2006
The performances, many from non-pros, are terrific.
May 19, 2004
Difficult to watch but hard to look away from.
March 11, 2004
The living conditions it projects are as horrendous as I had feared, but the movie is surprisingly easy to take as a rollicking homicidal entertainment.
March 20, 2003
Hard to watch but even harder to tear your eyes away from.
July 31, 2018
City Of God is the very definition of cinematic lightning in a bottle.
March 13, 2018
It's point-blank perspective on murder and growing up amidst the violence will leave U.S. moviegoers feeling a macabre sense of satisfaction, immediately followed by horror, as they witnesses the vicious cycle of violence repeats itself anew.
November 8, 2011
Another passionate piece of Latin American filmmaking, which documents a tragic period in Rio's history and highlights the horrors of life in poverty-line communities. Technically a remarkable filmmaking achievement too.
December 22, 2010
Powerful, but only for 17 and up.
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