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Lula, Son of Brazil Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    44

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice Melissa Anderson

    Forget "Son of Brazil": This syrupy origin story/biopic on the nation's beloved reformist president, whose second term ended in 2010, should be titled Mama's Boy.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Fábio Barreto's film is an act of hero worship, not a multifaceted exploration of a charismatic leader.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Robert Koehler

    The screenplay by Daniel Tendler, Fernando Bonassi and Lula biographer Parana succumbs to many of the most unfortunate narrative tendencies of biopics, including a proclivity for piling on incident after incident as a substitute for real character insight.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    A conventional, rather shallow up-by-your-bootstraps drama, but with a difference.

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