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It's obvious Dan Boyle was inspired by City of God, Slumdog Millionaire didin't feel as real and especially the sections towards the end felt weaker than the rest.
City of God all the way
Very similar stories of ordinary boys growing up in a terrible place. City of God is more of a real, gritty crime tale while Slumdog leans toward fantasy. Going to have to go with Slumdog because it is more well-rounded in its emotional range.
Two very complete and real films that focus on a certain character and what goes on around him and how much people really change over time. I was blown away by both but my vote goes to City of God. It was an awesome experience.
City of God is more "real" and audacious, I suppose, but Slumdog Millionaire has the stronger characters (which is critical for movies like these) and its story is more resonant. Slumdog Millionaire dominates...
City of God for sure. Slumdog is very overrated.
City of God. What as ass kicking....so damn good.....