Elite Squad Synopsis
The captain (Wagner Moura) of a special police force in Brazil searches for a suitable successor.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
The captain narrates in a punchy, journalistic style that gives Elite Squad an air of sociological realism--it bears a resemblance to...
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Village Voice

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This latest pounding slice-of-thug-life thriller from Brazil packs the same cinematic firepower as "City of God," only on the other side of...
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40

Variety

A one-note celebration of violence-for-good that plays like a recruitment film for fascist thugs.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Poorly structured and at times incoherent.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
It boggles the mind to think that Elite Squad won the top prize at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival in February.
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Christian Science Monitor

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Pokes and prods the viewer to watch the brutal, indiscriminate methods of Rio's SWAT-like cops and then demands only one conclusion: That...
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
A relentlessly ugly, unpleasant, often incoherent assault on the senses from Brazil.
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Great Movie

By ObjectiveArtist
It shows one of the many realities affecting Rio de Janeiro. This is better than City of God. Can't really put into words how good this movie is. If you are not into reading subtitles or foreign...

Great movie, very good content

By Novirtue
Saw this movie in its Portuguese version, very good camera angles and great acting and great story. I would recommend for moral reasons and for any fans of action/drama genre....

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Rated R | For strong violence, pervasive language and drug content