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Have you seen the movie "City Of God", and what did you think of it?

Asked by filmfann (45206points) April 11th, 2011

This film ranks #18 on the IMDB best films list.
Many respected reviewers gave this film a top rating, yet I will admit this film left me wanting.
Do you like this movie, and what did you like or dislike about it?

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FutureMemory's avatar

I loved it. An interesting film about a subject most Westerners know nothing about.

meiosis's avatar

I thought it was very good. The scene where the little boy gets shot in the foot is horrible – he’s either a very good actor or they did something horrible to him…

mazingerz88's avatar

It was different in feel since like what @FutureMemory said most Westerners are not familiar with that world. But for some reason I had this feeling it was done before, the development of friendship between tragically flawed characters in that kind of dangerous setting. It’s an evolution of a gangster friendship. Nothing new except the cover. I liked Slumdog Millionaire better.

Buttonstc's avatar

Which City of God film is the one which is #18 on the IMDB list ? The 2002 film set in Brazil or the recent one (2011) set in India ?

And to which one are you referring ?

filmfann's avatar

@Buttonstc IMDB lists the 2002 film set in Brazil as the 18th best film ever, and says the 2011 film set in India has not been released.

Buttonstc's avatar

Thanks for clarifying.

Schroedes13's avatar

I watched this movie a few years ago in university, but I still remember that it really reverberated with me on an emotional level. It’s the age old idea of forbidden relationships. Whether it’s Romeo and Juliet or the two friends from this movie! I really should watch it again.

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