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Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) Reviews

September 19, 2008
For nearly two hours, Padilha bombards viewers with senseless, sickening violence for its own sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 19, 2008
Elite Squad is a relentlessly ugly, unpleasant, often incoherent assault on the senses from Brazil.
Read More | Original Score: .5/5
September 17, 2008
Elite Squad can't decide whether it wants to pull the lid back on what urban decay has wrought or simply open up a can of whup ass.
Read More | Original Score: 2/6
September 17, 2008
[Josť Padilha] recariously pitches the squad's brute force as less a necessary evil than the outgrowth of an existing evil -- a no-win situation that mocks liberal ideals and warps conservative pragmatism into domestic terrorism.
September 15, 2008
It bears a resemblance to viscerally exciting seventies urban thrillers like The French Connection, in which only the fascists could do what needed to be done.
August 8, 2008
It is impressively made, but leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6