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Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)Set in Brazil, an interesting action film of José Padilha is based in a book of Wagner Moura. In Brazil, Captain Nascimento's mission is to look for an alternative person while he is still trying to track down drug distributors and stay one step ahead of the Pope coming to Rio de JaineiroKeywords:
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Directors of "Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)"José PadilhaBirthdate: 1 August 1967, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Creators of "Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)"André BatistaBráulio Mantovani
Critic Reviews of "Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)"New York PostSeptember 19, 2008
For nearly two hours, Padilha bombards viewers with senseless, sickening violence for its own sake.New York TimesSeptember 19, 2008
Elite Squad is a relentlessly ugly, unpleasant, often incoherent assault on the senses from Brazil.Time OutSeptember 17, 2008
Elite Squad can't decide whether it wants to pull the lid back on what urban decay has wrought or simply open up a can of whup ass.Village VoiceSeptember 17, 2008
[José Padilha] recariously pitches the squad's brute force as less a necessary evil than the outgrowth of an existing evil -- a no-win situation that mocks liberal ideals and warps conservative pragmatism into domestic terrorism.New York Magazine/VultureSeptember 15, 2008
It bears a resemblance to viscerally exciting seventies urban thrillers like The French Connection, in which only the fascists could do what needed to be done.Time OutAugust 08, 2008
It is impressively made, but leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.Antagony & EcstasyJanuary 13, 2009
A satisfactory enough cop movie, but not one that people will still be name checking years henceChristian Science MonitorSeptember 25, 2008
Given that Brazil, as a Latin American moviemaking powerhouse, steadily produces vibrant, vital films of real impact and humanity, it's a crime itself that Elite Squad may be the only Brazilian film that American audiences see this year.Spirituality and PracticeSeptember 20, 2008
A depressing film that celebrates brute strength as the only means to stem the tide of violence and crime in Rio de Janeiro.Boxoffice MagazineSeptember 19, 2008
With no star names and a tough subject, it will be hard sell despite being a runaway hit on its home turf.Film Journal InternationalSeptember 19, 2008
A poor man's City of God that suggests the only answer to the problems of Brazil's slums are blazing guns wielded by a neo-fascist police force.ComingSoon.netSeptember 18, 2008
Trying to address important and serious social issues in this violent world rather than just creating something sensationalistic or exploitative gives Elite Squad an edge over normal police thrillers.
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