• Released
  • May 26, 2006
  • R , 1 hr 50 min
  • Drama
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Lower City Synopsis
A steamy love triangle develops among a hooker and two best friends (Lázaro Ramos, Wagner Moura) .
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Director Sérgio Machado, who worked as an assistant to Central Station's Walter Salles, lingers sensually over every wrong move his...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Alice Braga owns this film.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The impressive first feature by Sergio Machado, a one-time assistant to Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries"), is a trip through a grungy...
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Three potent performances readily compensate for the familiar plot.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Even though Lower City ultimately leads nowhere (the movie doesn't end so much as simply stop), you won't mind having taken the trip.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
From its actual and figurative scenes of cockfighting to its copious use of throbbing Brazilian music, there's little here that rises above...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Machado establishes a realistically seamy environment for his erotic triangle, and there are some surprisingly tender moments amid the...
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50

Boston Globe

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Everyone involved in the film seems better than the material.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The story wears thin long before it's over, but Machado draws strong performances from his leads and makes excellent use of its rundown...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Two guys panting over the same babe leads to tedium, despite a near-record number of overheated sex scenes.
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Rated R | For some strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use