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A.k.a.
Elite Squad
Year
2007
Runtime
115 min.
Director
José Padilha
Genres
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
80,626
Checks
9,050
Favs
843
Dislikes
71
Favs/checks
9.3% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. SkilledLunatic's avatar

    SkilledLunatic

    I though these comments by Padilha himself are quite interesting and goes to show that Elite Squad (2007) was not a misstep, instead, it was a very calculated move.

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    Director José Padilha claimed that this movie ends his trilogy about urban violence in major Brazilian cities. The first one, Ônibus 174 (2002), was a documentary meant to explain how the state's indifference towards poor people can lead to the formation of violent criminals. The second, Tropa de Elite (2007), meant to explain how the state's indifference towards law enforcement agencies will often result in police brutality and corrupt officers. And finally, the last movie deals with the reasons behind the state's choice to ignore the poor and the police.


    As I Brazilian, I must say, he is spot on.
    6 years 3 months ago
  2. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    Wow! City of God, Full Metal Jacket, and Heat in a blender. Awesome. 9 years 10 months ago
  3. sureup's avatar

    sureup

    I was pleasantly surprised after not expecting much! The action was really cool and I liked the gritty and shaky camera styles. Anyways it was sometimes hard to follow and a lot of the dialogues were dumb... Still really cool though! 8 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #30 in Abraccine's The 100 Best Brazilian Films
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  3. This movie ranks #47 in Cinema Tropical's Best Latin American Films 2000-2009
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  4. This movie ranks #65 in Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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