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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Reviews

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January 4, 2012
The entire last half hour is just incredibly disingenuous.
November 17, 2011
It resembles a flow chart splattered with blood and spittle, more static and smeary in tone than the finger-pointing corrective director-cowriter Jose Padilha intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 2, 2011
A cry of frustration full of twists and turns, it certainly excites, but the way in which it sees Brazil's problems as both chronic and incredibly straightforward feels like a bit of a cop out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 10, 2011
Padilha delivers a bruising right and left of polemic and action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2011
Our hero's prominence sets up a stellar conclusion that retroactively questions both the first movie and its substantial audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 1, 2011
Here's a Brazilian thriller that's so angry and specifically political, it's hard to believe they got away with making it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2011
Throttles forward with remarkable aplomb and easily leaves the original in the dust.
August 11, 2011
Partly compensates for its shortcomings by adopting a deeper, more analytical approach to its portrayal of endemic police and political corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2011
It's Wagner Moura's spotless embodiment of the principled Brazilian man for whom aggression and being coincide that renders the film such an immersive experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2011
Its characters and conclusions both haunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2011
Moving to its own throbbing beat, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within offers an exhilaratingly bleak vision of what it describes as "an articulation of loathsome interests," in which the well-meaning suffer...
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 8, 2011
A marked improvement on the first film, it's easy to see why this was such a smash in Brazil. Breathless, brutal and thrilling, it's a gut punch of an action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2011
Even if it's not as smart as it supposes itself to be, [the film] is still smart enough to be more than a decent way to waste time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 5, 2011
"Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" is a vast improvement over the franchise's first installment because it puts more emphasis on the emotional cost of political, economic, and military corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 11, 2011
Strikingly shot and savage in its violence this is a white-knuckle ride through the most dangerous corners of the Brazilian city.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2011
The plot is worked out, at times, with a complexity worthy of The Godfather and characters as memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2011
Keeps the snazzy combination of spectacle and polemics in check.
August 4, 2011
Part political thriller, part pummelling polemic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2011
A thumping modern policier with a social-conscience edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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