The sprawling favelas that surround Rio de Janeiro are some of the most dangerous places in the world... and it's Captain Nascimento's job to take down the gangs that run them. Although his methods are violent, he's very good at his job. When he's promoted to a powerful government position, he thinks he'll finally be able to finish the job- but instead finds out that he's only made things easier for the dirty cops and corrupt politicians that are truly running the show. From the director of BUS 174 and the Oscar-nominated writer of CITY OF GOD, ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN will not only thrill you in the theater, but have you thinking after you leave.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The carnage, although explicit and frequent, is not grotesquely overdone.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 11.10.2011
The pace is quick, the violence is rough, and the visual style is documentary as Padilha hammers home his point: Someone is forever in the pocket of someone else as The System constantly adapts to protect itself.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 01.04.2012
When this Enemy Within settles into key action sequences, such as a stunning nighttime ambush or a daytime battle against Fabio, it becomes wildly entertaining.Robert Koehler, Variety, 01.04.2012
A fast-paced, hard-hitting Brazilian police thriller.Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter, 12.02.2011