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Not Rated In Theaters 08/25/2000 , 112min.
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Critic score based on 14 reviews

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Boston Globe
A heady, sometimes blurry combination of fable, legend, and social-political commentary. Full Review
Curtis Morgan
Miami Herald
It's the slum, the favela, that emerges as Orfeu's most compelling character -- criminally poor yet rich in life. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Finds a sprawling, vivid middle ground somewhere between documentary and myth. Full Review
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
Hovers between mythic poetry and earthbound grit; the result is an inert, drably florid spectacle. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Totally captivating, as seductive as a samba. Full Review

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