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  1. Naomi Vargas's rating of the film City of God

  2. Mr.Rager's rating of the film City of God

    This highly appreciated movie was a little bit hard to follow, especially in the first 30 minutes or so. The way the story is structured was the reason for me having some trouble. Too many side characters, to many names, each with his own story; in the end haven't connect on a bigger scale with none of them. Meirelles' style compensate a lot, the reason for me to know this is pure cinema. But still... 8.25/10

  3. lofisofi's rating of the film City of God

    truly an impressive work of cinematic craft, i think if i were to grade the movie just on that, i would give it a five. but sadly it's also incredibly exploitative and sensationalizes poverty and violence.

  4. Adam Whybray's rating of the film City of God

    4.6 stars. Cultural tourism, perhaps... but if this was a quieter, more intimate/ domestic, more documentary film about gang violence, it 1.) wouldn't have been seen by so many people outside of Brazil 2.) wouldn't communicate so expressively the adrenaline and fear of being a member of a gang. That said, if I knew Tarantino had directed this maybe I'd be giving it a lower score...

  5. simona dumitriu's rating of the film City of God

  6. DenoResandono's rating of the film City of God

    CITY OF GOD is an epic story about crime world in Brazil. This movie is very interesting to follow. I never get bored with it. The storytelling of CITY OF GOD is easy to follow. If you like a movie like GOODFELLAS or THE GODFATHER maybe you would like this movie too. Director Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund succeed to mix some themes like friendship, from zero to hero, rise and fall. It also has moral value in it...

  7. berat bayer's rating of the film City of God

  8. Walker's rating of the film City of God

    Dynamic, brutal, intoxicating, intense, and ultimately tragic, as evidenced by the final shot. Has great handheld camerawork, among many other things. Indeed, it is amazing how much ground is covered here. This is what cinema is made of and it kicks ass

  9. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film City of God

    Can this energy and enthusiasm not come with a bit of sophistication?

  10. Apaana's rating of the film City of God

    need 2 rewatch as an adult but even tho [redacted] it's truly excellent, yeah?

  11. Marcelo Carer's rating of the film City of God

    Machiste Terrifiant Trop violent

  12. Milton Federici's rating of the film City of God

    Film machiste Trop violent, terrifiant

  13. josh's rating of the film City of God

  14. ASINED's rating of the film City of God

  15. Crina Cătălina Bucur's rating of the film City of God

  16. MistaRichard's rating of the film City of God

    Undoubtedly Fernando Meirelles' masterpiece, "City of God", brilliantly shot and exquisitely color graded, transports you into the grim, stark reality of brazilian "favelas", with never a dull moment in sight. The editing is fantastic all the way through, but in the third act it achieves the level of true cinematic accomplishment. A must-see.

  17. Peter P. Peters's rating of the film City of God

  18. anacecil's rating of the film City of God

    Excelente !!! Muy buena dirección, muy buena actuación de los niños !!!! Nos muestra la vida baja, sórdida y violenta de Rio de Janeiro, las Favelas en medio del narcotráfico y la violencia.

  19. Trunfos's rating of the film City of God

  20. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film City of God

    3.5 // storytelling is really compelling, time flies. but the editing and the hollywoodity wannabe kinda turn me down

  21. Superfrog's rating of the film City of God

    It is clearly good, but here the graphical beauty of the images makes the violence trivial, and in the midst of the visual astonishment the film is light on addressing complexities of the characters.

  22. Etl Galcés's rating of the film City of God

    A very welll elaborated film, nice picture, good cast and an espectacular narrative...

  23. Ana Nunura's rating of the film City of God

    EXCELENTE fotografía, dos pequeñas historias dentro de la historia principal, excelente casting.El estilo narrativo es genial.

  24. SiIencio's rating of the film City of God

    Slick ganster movie which certainly owes its success to capitalizing on blending the tastes of the glossiest Hollywood with a pseudo-social commentary from the school of World cinema. Paradoxically traces of poverty from where violence on screen seems to stem from are nowhere to be seen & the slick coverage is a blow to genuinity. Sadly the story is too mono-dimensional to be other than just a glorified action movie.

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