47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
The movie is about social issues and not just violence.,
This review is from: Elite Squad (DVD)
The movie is quite violent, so it will appeal to action movie fans, but more than that, it is a social movie.
I was born and raised in Rio, close to one of the many favelas in that city.
Years ago, I attended the same university one of the characters in the movie did. The students there are accurately depicted. They are upper middle class students that preach peace and social services, but while doing that, they also smoke pot. When I didn't see any problems at the time, but now, I can see the hypocrisy of preaching peace, but also financing the violence by smoking pot.
I also have a really good high school friend that's a Capitain now in the PM (Military Policy). He's not part of that Elite Squad, but he's an honest cop. So while severly underpaid, there ARE honest cops out there.
Not really a movie review, but a rant, but this movie was quite realistic and nostalgic for me.