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909 Ratings

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora é Outro

Directed by José Padilha
Brazil, 2010
Action, Crime, Drama


Capitano Nascimento’s special force once again uses all means at their disposal to combat the rampant crime of Rio de Janeiro. But in spite of his efforts, the crime rate has risen dramatically. What’s more, the lieutenant faces attacks from the outside, and corruption from within.

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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Directed by José Padilha

Critics reviews

Director José Padilha, apparently deeply affected by this (unfortunately unambiguous) characterization of his film as a right-wing recruiting film for BOPE, has since caught David Simon fever and, in this visually-impressive potboiler sequel, has imported much of The Wire’s (arguably incoherent) rage against “The System” by systematically staging its most appalling characteristics… as high-art, “realistic” drama.
December 02, 2011
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