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7.4

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Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

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  1. 70
    The intense focus on this trio makes for good portraiture, but it left me hungry for more about the social context that shaped them.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Result is a loose personal piece of reportage that places people over ideas and larger issues, and reveals the pic's severe limitations long before a surprisingly upbeat ending.
  3. 70
    A stark, relentlessly deglamorized vision of ghetto life, La Sierra is essential viewing for anyone who ponied up for the aestheticized amorality of the Brazilian "City of God."