City Of God (Cidade de Deus)

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "City of God depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. In the 1970’s that kids are carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek."

Overall Ranking: 56 (Rank from 2002: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 90%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 10%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill100(full review)
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David Baruffi97(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Bryan Lienesch84 - An epic crime saga about how the most dangerous thing to have in one of the darkest places on Earth is a conscience.
BTS Brian60

People Involved

  • Alexandre Rodrigues (Buscapé)
  • Leandro Firmino (Zé Pequeno)
  • Phellipe Haagensen (Bené)
  • Douglas Silva (Dadinho)
  • Jonathan Haagensen (Cabeleira)
  • Matheus Nachtergaele (Sandro Cenoura)
  • Seu Jorge (Mané Galinha)
  • Jefechander Suplino (Alicate)
  • Alice Braga (Angélica)
  • Roberta Rodrigues (Berenice)
  • Luis Otávio (Buscapé Criança)
  • Darlan Cunha (Filé-com-Fritas)
  • Fernando Meirelles (Director)