Elite Squad: The Enemy Within - Review

COPS AND CRIMINALS Wagner Moura and Andre Santinho in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

A fiery sense of citizen outrage singes the jolting action in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, as Brazilian cops, criminals, and politicians screw one another over in an eternal struggle for power and loot. This blistering-mad-as-hell sequel to the award-winning Elite Squad(2007), directed and co-written by documentary-trained José Padilha (Bus 174), marks the return of Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura), now the head of Rio's special police ops at a time when police action during a prison riot among feuding gangs ends in a massacre. Human rights activists are outraged by the police brutality; citizens are sick and tired of drug gangs wrecking their neighborhoods; politicians in an election year are looking for symbols and co-opt an uneasy Nascimento as the image of a law-and-order guy; dirty cops and dirty pols are looking for kickbacks; and crap-stirring media types are looking to make noise too. Read More...



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