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  • Summary: The re-telling of the Greek mythical love affair between Orfeu and Eurídice transplanted to modern-day Brazil. (New Yorker Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. A seductive revisiting of an old classic - one that helps us see these lovers and their world with renewed passion.
  2. Totally captivating, as seductive as a samba.
  3. 75
    It's the slum, the favela, that emerges as Orfeu's most compelling character -- criminally poor yet rich in life.
  4. While the film is technically polished and visually breathtaking, it lacks depth and becomes little more than a lawless fairy tale packed with pretty people.
  5. 50
    Fails to deliver the dramatic punch.
  6. A film one watches at an emotional remove, but from that distance there are sights and moments to appreciate.
  7. 20
    Hovers between mythic poetry and earthbound grit; the result is an inert, drably florid spectacle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2