Favela Rising

2005, Documentary, 1h 20m

20 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Frustratingly flawed yet ultimately uplifting, Favela Rising offers an engrossing -- and sobering -- glimpse of a culture that's far more complex than many viewers might realize. Read critic reviews

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In Rio de Janeiro, a former drug dealer and a community activist use Afro-reggae music to transform a slum.

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (6)

  • ... an uneven, spasmodic film.

    August 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A remarkable story of transformation and challenge on several levels, some completely unexpected.

    August 3, 2006 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Favela Rising can't seem to find its center.

    July 14, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A movie that is compelling and moving. It's also an artfully filmed and edited study of a real 'rhythm nation.'

    July 7, 2006 | Rating: 4/5
  • Like City of God and Bus 174 before it, Favela Rising is about as raw as it comes. This is not an apologetic film, but rather one that looks for the bright side in a bleak situation.

    March 22, 2007 | Full Review…
  • [The directors] junk up the telling of Sa's story with overworked editing, unnecessary graphic clutter and a confounding habit of using dubbed-over music on the live concert footage.

    August 8, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4

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