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Trash (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Action-packed, funny, and thought-provoking, Trash finds feel-good cinema in real-life squalor without resorting to cheap sentimentality.

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Set in an unnamed Third World country, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

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Cast

Wagner Moura
as José Angelo
Martin Sheen
as Father Juilliard
Selton Mello
as Frederico
Nelson Xavier
as Jefferson
Daniel Zettel
as Carlo's Partner
Gisele Froes
as Santos's Wife
Gisele Froes
as Santos's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Trash

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (9)

While the caper plot has its moments, I kept hoping "Trash" would do more than treat its setting as some curiously unexplainable foreign planet.

October 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A diverting two hours, and an excellent reminder of the wide world of stories out there waiting to be told.

October 9, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

An intensive, propulsive political thriller representing a tautly executed return to form for director Stephen Daldry.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

I left the screening having almost fainted from sugar shock.

October 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Trash gets hung up on the "teaching" part-looking to inform the well-off about the struggles of Rio slum-dwellers-and for too long forgets that Mulligan's novel provided a pretty good plot.

October 8, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Comparisons to "Slumdog Millionaire" are inevitable, but the kinetic "Trash" has a rhythm all its own.

October 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trash

Now and then it does offer some insight into the country's social inequality and police brutality, but as a whole this is a cheap fantasy filled with nonsense (like a villain that seems more like a psychic) and naive optimism to make poor people believe that it is easy to have a happy ending.

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