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City of Men
City of Men
Actor: Douglas Silva
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
R     2008     1hr 46min

Paulo Morelli's film is a pacy, bloody thriller that pays warm tribute to a diverse cross-section of American directors including Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay. Bullets zing across the screen, heavy artillery is deploy...  more »


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Actor: Douglas Silva
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Family Life
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/01/2008
Original Release Date: 02/29/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 02/29/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

shra | IA United States | 07/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved City of God as disturbing as it was to watch. City of Men is very different, less graphic and more hopeful. They are both beautiful films."
Watch the TV Series First
B. Roberts | Ohio, USA | 01/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched City of Men once before I had seen the 19-episode TV series of the same name (City of Men) and after I had watched the TV series. The movie is literally one hundred times more powerful and exciting if you have watched the show and understand the characters. If you have not watched the City of Men TV show, my recommendation is to buy that before you watch this movie and if you have watched the show, this is an amazing follow up to the series that wraps things up very nicely and is for all intents and purposes an excellent final 'episode'.

Don't buy this expecting a sequel to City of God because they are not in the same league as far as production value and entertainment are concerned. The pacing is much slower and there is certainly less action, but this movie assumes that you already know what happened in the sereies. There are a healthy dose of flashbacks that take place throughout, but these are more to remind the viewer of moments that took place throughout the show than they are to catch new viewers up to speed. In closing, I highly recommend City of Men the movie, but only after you have seen the TV show, otherwise it will still be an entertaining film, but it was made to be coupled with the series."
A great follow-up to the TV program
John Smith | Canton, Ohio, USA | 07/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had seen the 19-episode TV series on DVD, and I had been awaiting the movie since it was filmed in 2006.

I received the movie on DVD on July 1. I really liked the movie because it stayed true to the TV show ( mostly ) and also because it finally touched on a subject that many whom are familiar with the TV series had been wondering about: the estranged fathers of the boys.

There's not much I can say here without spoiling it. But rest assured that this movie ( preceded by watching the TV series ) is something that you will want to see.

"It didnt look real"????
Mitch R. Hansen | 03/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""It didnt look real"??? Have you been to a favela??? Have you even been to Rio de Janeiro or Brasil for that matter? Because by your comment it is very obvious that you haven't. This movie is relatively slower than City of God but this movie is portraying Rio currently instead of in the 70s (when City of God is set). The drug wars are still brutal but aren't year long ordeals. This movie is exceptional at showing modern day Rio and I very highly recommend it. Make sure to watch the TV show first!"