Elite Squad

When the system fails, they don't.


Elite Squad
This highly-decorated Brazilian film is based on true events. Set in 1997 before the Pope's visit to Brazil, the police have a serious problem. The drug lords run the slums, and corrupt cops control crime elsewhere. The situation needed rectifying before the Pope arrived. The police pulled in new special forces to deal with their twin problems, including two new recruits, childhood friends, who together made a great team, but alone, would they be able to cope? In Portuguese with English subtitles.

113 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit
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Don't worry, you won't feel a thing.

Credits

Cast
Wagner Moura, Caio Junqueira, André Ramiro, Maria Ribeiro, Fernanda Machado, Fernanda de Freitas, Paulo Vilela, Milhem Cortaz
Director
José Padilha
ScreenplayBráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, Rodrigo Pimental, from the book by André Batista, Rodrigo Pimental, Luiz Eduardo Soares
MusicPedro Bromfman
CinematographyLula Carvalho
EditingDaniel Rezende
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2007
Produced byThe Weinstein company and a consortium of Brazilian companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama
LanguageVery strong and frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, high impact, sustained and realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Jonathan Romney
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rottentomatoes critics
21 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBrutal, action heavy, Brazilian cop film with a pointless voiceover. Lacks flair, overdoes the violence and is never quite sure where its morals lie.
10

What the People say

Internet
9526 Netizens quote iconDo you want to see a action movie in the real life?? Here you have!
16

Average .. 62%

12

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