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  • Summary: The lives of a Brazilian quartet interweave in Cláudio Assis's drama about a butcher, a barmaid, a sadist and a gay flophouse manager who try to make a living in a small coastal town.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. For all the grimness and desperation on view in Mango Yellow, the characters emerge as robust, full-dimensional people in touch with their explosive feelings.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    It's a beautifully constructed, often disturbing look at a day in the life of several down-at-the-heels denizens of Recife.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Like characters out of some Carnival hell, a macho butcher and his born-again wife, a forlorn barmaid, a sinister sadist and the gay manager of a flophouse called the Hotel Texas run in and out of each other's lives in a film as sloppy, sluttish, scruffy and vital as they are.
  4. 30
    It's a lot to suffer through for a film that has nothing to say, but insists on saying it anyway. Repeatedly.
  5. A shallow Brazilian trifle.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. HaroldA.
    Jan 31, 2006
    This movie was lacking. It leaves you feeling empty, the characters don't go anywhere. You know whose going to sleep with who and you get a little flash of beautiful naked brazilian women. To truly enjoy this movie you need to be drunk. Brazil has more to offer than meaningless dribble. Expand

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