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Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) Reviews

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August 8, 2008
It's a bit like a Latin American episode of The Bill written by Richard Littlejohn and directed by Chuck Norris.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2008
It's just a pity the story is so slipshod - it only really gets going halfway through.
August 8, 2008
Here is the biggest, fattest, dampest squib of the week: perhaps the most disappointing film ever to have won the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 8, 2008
Nascimento's penchant for Rambo theatrics is unfortunate, because elsewhere Elite Squad has interesting things to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2008
An action-drama that's fascinating for its insights into Rio's social structures. But while it's compellingly intense, it's also morally muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 8, 2008
It is impressively made, but leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
August 8, 2008
Despite the voiceover, Padilha has created a shocking insight into a world in which corrupt cops slug it out against drug dealers but, ultimately, nobody wins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2008
You'll swear you smell gunpowder during the earthshaking gunfights of "Elite Squad." Forget John Woo's Hong Kong, or Sergio Leone's West. With bullet-slinging gusto, director Jose Padilha ("Bus 174") proudly pronounces Rio de Janeiro the bloodiest onscree
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2008
... for all the glorification of the mercenary methods of this elite squad, it's still a fascinating portrait of a nightmarish police and crime culture and a vivid narrative.
June 13, 2008
Subtle shades of friendship are lost in a melee of violence, which quickly crescendos and then maintains a one-note intensity for the duration of the film, punctuated only by an ill-advised narratorial voice that serves to keep the viewer at arm's length.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2008
A tough and realistic cop story that stays believable from beginning to end while delivering the truth about loyalty, courage and gut-wringing fear on an inner city military mission with no second chances.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 2, 2008
A very compelling movie that's almost ruined by a horrible narration track.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 21, 2008
An instruction manual of sorts that doesn't illuminate police corruption and violence so much as it revels in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 22, 2008
Pois é infinitamente mais recompensador assistir a um filme que estimula a discussão e a auto-análise do que um que, por covardia ou falta de ambição, limita-se a seguir a corrente do politicamente correto.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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