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Um Tiro no Escuro (2005)

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A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

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Complete credited cast:
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Rafael
Vanessa Mesquita ...
Verônica (as Vanessa Machado)
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Engenheiro
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Brocas
Miguel Borges ...
Metralha
Margarida Marinho ...
Isabel
Cristina Cunha ...
Filipa, Rafael's partner
João Lagarto ...
Castro Ferraz
Almeno Gonçalves ...
Piteira
Inês Costa ...
Maria, Rafael's daughter
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Pai Metralha
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Marlene
Durval Lucena ...
Gipsy
Fernando Lupach ...
Caixa Branco
Raquel Maria ...
Mãe Metralha
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A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

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A Shot in the Dark  »

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don't be misled... it's not that good
2 June 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

If you like to watch (in the end) overtly sentimental dramas with average acting (pace other reviews) and with a storyline that doesn't exactly require a genius to compound, you will have a great time watching this movie. The plot is somewhat dull and way too familiar from other crime/heist flicks, except for one sole twist in it, while the music is totally conventional (by American standards), at points reminding of second-class thrillers without any real chance of creating suspense (and in fact this is more a drama-cum-crime flick than anything else). At the end sequence it really felt like watching a watered-down Brazilian soap-opera episode (i.e. it really wasn't as sentimental as it could have been). On the positive side, Um Tiro... has real smooth, Hollywood-style camera-work, but, even here, you will not find nothing out of the ordinary. And routine visuals cannot make up for what the film lacks in depth and imagination.


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