idgaf about critics, I've realized a long time ago that their opinion doesn't mean shit. The movie was a fucking banger, great story, acting (apart from that black student, I remember he was pissing me off) and AMAZING shooting scenes. I have it rated at 9/10, maybe I was a bit biased at the time cause I was amazed by Wagner Moura after watching Narcos. I think I'm going to rewatch both parts in the upcoming days.
I also watched Cidade de Deus though it was a long time ago and I don't remember much from it. I have it at 6/10, can't really put a finger on what I didn't like about it, maybe I'll also give it a shot soon.