And for once, I couldn't agree more with Mr. Ebert. This film easily holds a place in my top five (the only films ahead of it in my opinion are Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs
and L.A. Confidential
). I can't fault directors Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund for a single decision that they make here, whether it's in regards to their stylistic choices are their decisions with the storytelling. I especially appreciated how they showed certain scenes that were seemingly meaningless but then came back to those scenes later on to show their role in the bigger picture. And the ending managed to be hopeful without undermining all that came before it. To me, this is a truly amazing film.