This series is like Nightcrawler, but from the perspective of a Brazilian cop. I lived in Rio for years, enough to know that's not how people speak, act or even commit crimes. To me, it's always a waste to have the chance to show the favela reality, and instead show this type of generic thriller. It's ludicrous to think that a suburban, family cop, would have a Homeboy poster in it's garage. Or that masked white bank robbers will fill the cop's day. These are imports that have nothing to do with Brazilian day to day violence. With so much to tell, why go for these Hollywood cliches?
The acting and dialogue is truncated, but for international audiences it may sound realistic. The plot is interesting, with the family and work problems intertwined. So while entertaining, it bears very little of the truth it sets out to portray.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this