Ugly, hard to watch, and with some very unfortunate implications, Tropa de Elite was a movie that I don't mind not watching for a second time. The only things that prevent a lower score are some great performances and some truly nerve wrecking moments. But they are not enough to save the film. The only reason to watch it, I feel, is to provide more context for the much better sequal 5/10
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Like his City of God, Mantovani conveys so much plot-wise that his thin-in-dimension story is emotionally passive since the scope skirts through many details so quickly that the viewer doesn't feel connected to it. He lingers here on the interworkings of corruption, but not on the human drama, which is too rapid and convoluted to establish an emotional connection. Like that other film, it suffers from exhaustion.
La historia y lucha del Coronel Nascimento contra el tráfico ilícito de drogas en las favelas. Una tarea muy difícil pero junto a su equipo "Caravela" logran entrar. En el transcurso, pierde la vida su mejor hombre. Lo cual incita su labor para matar al dealer de esa zona.
Impressive. I wasn't nearly expecting to enjoy this so much. The writing and character development is fantastic and the story is tense and gripping - the action is awesome and similar in a way to City of God. But this film is so much more and had the potential to be better than the aforementioned...
This the perfect counterpart to 2002 City of God, and should be seen along with Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, the 2010 sequel. Violence is a very complex thing in Brazil and the police behaviour is part of it. The 2010 sequel goes further into it. It's hard for me to talk too much about it, and I don't want to be patronizing nor judgemental, not being brazillian. I've been in Brazil, love it and seen more than this.
Ottimo lavoro di Padilha,che colpisce certamente nel segno e scava un solco nella coscienza di un Paese che nel quotidiano vive queste tremende situazioni.Bellissimi i movimenti nelle incursioni,e durissimo l'attacco alla classe borghese,ritenuta vera responsabile del degrado e del proliferare del banditismo.Mi è piaciuto meno l'addestramento,che mi da sempre l'idea di giustificare certi comportamenti.Gran pellicola.