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Viva Riva!

Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, brutal violence, language and some drug use.

R In Theaters 06/10/2011 , 96min.
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The Hollywood Reporter
Driven by its charismatic upstart gangster protagonist Riva, the film is one joyride that knows it will careen into a spectacular crash. Djo Tunda wa Munga captures the particular vibe released by this mixture of carpe diem and self-destructive instinct. Full Review
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
The first major motion picture to come out of Congo in decades happens to be one of the best neonoirs from anywhere in recent memory. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Repackaging the revenge thriller in parakeet colors and distinctive African beats, the Congolese writer and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga gives Viva Riva! a playful sensuality that goes a long way toward disguising formula. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Unfortunately, despite the sweaty, tense atmosphere, Viva Riva becomes derivative of the duller scenes in other gangster flicks. Full Review
Marc Mohan
Portland Oregonian
Digitally shot, the film looks great, and the performances ooze charisma. The biggest star, though, may be Kinshasa itself, a roiling, barely cohesive sea of humanity that seems as if it could serve as a backdrop for some fascinating films for years to come. Full Review

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