“City of God” is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama that should have been called “Murderous Children,” because it is all about how crime festers and grows in the poorest neighborhood of Brazil, as little children criminals grow into older, experienced criminals, bringing death and destruction with them wherever they go.
To help make this movie feel as real as possible, much of film was shot on location in Brazil and featured non-professional actors from these impoverished areas, bringing real authenticity to their performances and to the movie as a whole. And it obviously worked because “City of God” almost feels like a documentary, like they just rolled up with cameras and filmed real people doing the things they really do. And yet some of these things are kind of crazy and intense, yet it is pretty normal for them. And since it has been released, it has been nominated for and won all sorts of awards and it has been named on 100 Best Films Ever lists and shit like that so come on, this one is a slam dunk, easy peasy one two threesy, if you haven’t seen “City of God” yet, you are missing out.
Watch “City of God” right here on the Netflix Instant and enjoy the slummery.