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Lower City (Cidade Baixa) Reviews

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November 16, 2013
Alice Braga's auntie Sonia Braga also had two men on the go in "Dona Flor and her Two Husbands", but that movie had much more pazzazz than this one. This is a pretty dour affair and it doesn't amount to too much in the end. It doesn't break new ground in storytelling and neither does it in addressing issues around polyamorism or poverty slumlife and prositution.
December 7, 2012
Worth finding and watching!
February 9, 2012
a look at the seedy side of life in brazil
½ November 6, 2011
Expected much more from it as the story was depicted quite powerfully and went on well...till the ending came suddenly which totally lacked completion ...don't know if that was the idea or the writer/director ran out of ideas
½ September 3, 2011
Interesting Brazilian drama. Good, gritty plot, like most Brazilian movies seem to have. Solid performances from the three leads. Alice Braga has now gone on to make Hollywood movies.
June 30, 2011
Beautifully shot beautiful people having beautiful sex and sometimes indulging in beautiful violence. And that is all it needs to be.
June 13, 2011
Very disappointing. It had such a great cast, but it felt that their hearts weren't into it. I can't blame them, script wasn't that good.
½ March 25, 2011
A Globo cortou o final do filme, ou ├ (C) uma merda mesmo???
March 1, 2011
a reality of the city where i grew up that i've never seen..
and it was kind of porn.. well, not reeally but with a lot of spicy scenes..
excellent actors!!
½ January 20, 2011
Good Film though it Is a subtitled foreign language film. Also the end was a bit poor
½ December 7, 2010
great Brazilian film starring Alice Braga
December 5, 2010
It's good.. not great, just good.
November 1, 2010
A classic storyline wonderfully represented in the murky world of surviving daily life in Brazil. It's an emotional ride throughout, but one that has an ending that feels too loose.
August 17, 2010
very very watchable. Not one you'd watch with the kids on Christmas Day though.
½ June 7, 2010
bros before hoes, epic fail. suberb slow paced hustle flick, with great chemistry and alice braga being all sexy.
April 6, 2010
Reminded me a bit of City of Men/City of God. Good character development - decent acting.
½ April 5, 2010
A love-triangle involving two petty-criminal bestfriends (one of whom is a boxer) and a pregnant prostitute. Never going to end well is it? An interesting look at the Brazillian underworld, with naturalistic, understated performances by the three leads. Lots of sex and violence but not gratuitous.
½ March 8, 2010
Love triangles never have happy endings.
½ March 7, 2010
Not enough development to support the actions of the characters, but this has some very nice camera work and acting. There are some particular scenes that jump off the screen, and others that seem disjunct and confused. Overall, enjoyable enough.
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