Amarelo Manga (Mango Yellow)
Amarelo Manga (Mango Yellow) (2003)

The destinies of the downtrodden citizens of a Brazilian shantytown converge in director Claudio Assis' stark tale of life on the fringe of society. Though Recife is a major Brazilian city with over 1.5 million inhabitants, the lives of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

For all the grimness and desperation on view in Mango Yellow, the characters emerge as robust, full-dimensional people in touch with their explosive feelings.

Arthur Lazere

Assis stretches his characters up to and perhaps beyond the edge of reality. In their extremes, he suggests a malaise infecting Brazil.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

A glib evocation of urban malaise, flirting with situations of sexual loneliness ... without mustering up a single substantive notion.

Brian Mckay

there is so little invested in these characters that you don't really care. unfortunately, MANGO YELLOW is just a pulpy morass - sometimes sweet, until you start chocking on the seeds

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
An interesting slice of life film depicting life in a slum in Brasil. The story covers the events of a single day. Life and death, and the desires common to all… More