Dzi Croquettes
Dzi Croquettes (2009)

In 1964, a coup d'etat removed Brazilian president Joao Goulart from office, and a military dictatorship sprang up in his place. Brazil entered into a period of repressive politics, harsh government censorship and ugly reprisals against… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 4, 2009
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

If the film doesn't measure up as a piece of historical scholarship, it does manage to be a rather touching exploration of the troupe's life cycle: achieving notoriety, then being torn apart by fame, then being destroyed by forces beyond its control.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

"Dzi Croquettes" is both a tribute and a terrific entertainment.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Very entertaining, poignant documentary about a largely forgotten but truly groundbreaking bunch of entertainers.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

Presents a wide-ranging picture of a unique cultural phenomenon, even if subjects like Liza Minnelli too often fall into semiarticulate expressions of hagiographical awe.

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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

Although the film recounts an intriguing slice of social history, it is too haphazard and repetitive to be truly memorable.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

It's the mind-blowing performance footage (and there's lots of it) that makes this a must-see film.

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Kent Turner

Will American viewers with no familiarity of this group find much to hold their interest ...? Yes, to a point. The documentary has an ace tucked in its spangled G-string: Liza Minnelli

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