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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: Based on a true story, Carandiru is an adaptation of the book Carandiru Station by Drauzio Varella. Through the eyes of a doctor who worked in So Paulo's infamous Casa de Detneco, over twelve years, it tells stories of crime, revenge, love and friendship, culminating in the fateful massacre of 1992. (Sony Pictures Classics) Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
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  1. A prison movie of unusual richness and jarring power.
  2. It is Carandiru's ability to humanize its central characters ... that gives the movie its wrenching, tragic power
  3. 80
    The film splits the difference between the brutal reality of the cable-TV prison series "Oz" and the romanticized fantasy of "The Shawshank Redemption" and provides a vivid, well-rounded gallery of inmate portraits.
  4. Lays on the compassion a little thick, yet its heartfelt squalor stays with you.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    63
    Stylistically, Carandiru is definitely less monochromatic than an "Oz" rerun.
  6. 50
    Carandiru's every scene is cut from factory-issue prison-genre cloth to fit jailhouse stock characters.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 4, 2014
    6
    A realidade exposta no filme de arrepiar, Carandiru interessante mostrando com detalhes o que aconteceu na antiga casa de dentenção................. Expand

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