2012 Oscar Foreign Language Film Submissions: ‘Elite Squad: The Enemy Within’

2011 ABC Cinematography Award – Winners Best Editing, Best Sound.
2011 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize – Winners Best Film Audience Award, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Original Screenplay.
2011 Premio Contigo Cinema – Winners Best Actor Audience Award, Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay.
2011 Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards – Winner Best Actor.

US release date: November 11

Want to know how real money-oriented hypocritical lawyers, corrupt policemen and politicians do business and earn their big bucks? Don’t think this is only happening in some third world miserable countries, you’ll find the same thing, less blatant and less bloody maybe, but still the very same game wherever you are. Too bad the plot is crammed for the sake of duration like trying to wedge a whole season long of cop tv show into one film. Jose Padilha should let it runs as a three or even four hour epic and let the pictures tell the story instead of depending too much on the omniscient voiceover narration; or just simply trimmed down his script.

My Rating: 7/10

>>>Check out my other reviews on 2012 Oscar Foreign Language Film Submissions:
Bullhead – Belgium
The Colors of the Mountain – Colombia
Pina – Germany
– Greece
The Turin Horse
– Hungary
Happy, Happy
– Norway
The Front Line
– South Korea

Also my review on 2011 Oscar Foreign Language Film finalists here.


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