City of God
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Powerful, but only for 17 and up.
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Fresh: The living conditions it projects are as horrendous as I had feared, but the movie is surprisingly easy to take as a rollicking homicidal entertainment.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Thursday, March 11, 2004
Fresh: Traffic was brilliant fiction, but City of God proves that true stories often pack the most punch.
- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, Friday, March 7, 2003
One of the closest things to a perfect film I have ever seen. Brilliant doesn't quite describe how brilliant this film is. Excellent in every way! One of my favorites and one of the best. You absolutely must see this.
- jamers2011, Saturday, October 2, 2010
I dont always watch foreign films but City of God is sooooo good! The story was beautiful, the editing was spot on, and the dialogue was intense. Showing the rough lifestyle of people in Rio de Janiero, Rocket attempts to become a photographer while exiting the city of god and its violence.
- paulkoh110, Saturday, January 15, 2011
Magnificent, powerful and totally compelling. I felt transported into the City of God whilst watching this film, the director really makes you feel every inch of the film and care for and despise some of the characters. It's a solid yet exciting film with faultless performances. Leandro Firmino was especially excellent as Li'l Z, I don't think I've ever hated a character as much. This film is wonderfully crafted with beautiful cinematography that takes you on an exhilirating and brutal journey into the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Probably one of the best foreign films I have seen, it stays with you. See this movie.
- shauna1354, Sunday, January 30, 2011