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“There’s no denying its grip: It is lurid, fascinating, sickening, and eye-opening.” Entertainment Weekly

“crafty, infuriating portrait of a society seemingly poised, like a scorpion, to be consumed by its own toxins.”Newsday

“Kohn’s film brilliantly depicts the Brazilian financial capital of São Paulo as a hallucinatory Blade Runner realm of the present.”

“A complete rebirth of the investigative-documentary form.”Time Out New York

“Once you get past the gore, Manda Bala makes a powerful statement about the consequences of wanting the good life at any cost.”The Hollywood Reporter

“Crammed into a lively 85-minute package delivered with loads of dark humor and cinematic flair.”Variety

“a picture that is as visceral to watch as it is to contemplate.”/em>Miami Herald