Linha de Passe
Linha de Passe (2008)

Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles Jr. helms this story of a band of brothers intent on getting out of the Brazilian ghetto in a Media Rights Capital production. Co-directing is Daniela Thomas, from a script she wrote with George… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A gritty portrayal of modern day family life in Sao Paulo , with vividly drawn characters and an uncompromising resolution.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Salles and Thomas's movie contains some extraordinary moments and its fine editing injects a dynamic cross-cutting energy.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This story of four brothers in São Paulo has a lively neorealist vibe that's utterly involving. And the characters are so vividly drawn by the filmmakers and cast that their mixture of hope and hopelessness really gets under our skin.

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Sun Online

At the end of the day there just isn't enough Brazilian flair to support a drawn-out encounter.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Walter Salles' humanistic approach is evident in this film, which offers a poignant look of how Brazil has changed over the past decade.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

It is as authentic as Salles and Thomas can make it even if it sometimes seems that, apart from the football angle, we have seen it all before. But if you haven't, then it's a real eye-opener.

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

When a film strives this hard to be non-controversial and fashionably non-judgmental, it takes a lot of the sting out of its social comment. It just ends up as defeatist, liberal hand-wringing.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The curse of modern Brazilian cinema, it increasingly seems, is that every film reminds us of City of God while none measures up to it.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Pleasingly, there are no cosy resolutions here; it's up to the viewer to decide each character's fate. Want a happy ending? Work for it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon A
Engaging tale of 4 brothers' struggles to find themselves in the unforgiving maelstrom of Sao Paulo. The action sequences (especially the football) are… More