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Bad Investigate (2018)

Romeu, a corrupt cop, hires the services of Cid and Alex, to catch a notorious criminal, who left Mexico and is on his way to Galicia, Spain to find the killer of his brother, also trying to catch the same criminal is an FBI agent.

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Luis Ismael

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Luis Ismael
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Credited cast:
Francisco Menezes Francisco Menezes ... Cidálio
Luis Ismael ... Alex
Enrique Arce Enrique Arce ... Xavier
Eric da Silva Eric da Silva ... Sam Folkes
J.D. Duarte J.D. Duarte ... Subcomissário Romeu
João Pires João Pires ... Inspector Canhão
Laura Galvão Laura Galvão ... Cátia
Robson Nunes ... King Negro
Carmen Méndez Carmen Méndez ... Maria
Sandra B Sandra B ... Júlia
Diogo Balestra Diogo Balestra ... Chico
Paulo Calatré Paulo Calatré ... Peido
João Ricardo João Ricardo ... GNR Sénior
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abílio Bejinha Abílio Bejinha ... Homem Jipe
Adolfo Luxúria Canibal ... Narrador
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When Romeu, a dirty police sub-comissionary forces Alex and Cid to deceive agent Sam Folkes from FBI, it's not gonna end up well. Their mission: hunt down Xavier Cruz, an extremely dangerous drug dealer who's seeking revenge for the death of his brother. Written by junior_dias

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18 January 2018 (Portugal) See more »

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EUR500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,755
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Balas and Bolinhos fans will love this one.
18 January 2018 | by jferreira93See all my reviews

When Romeo, a corrupt deputy commissioner police (JD Duarte), forces two pocket-sized hamsters, Alex and Cid (Luís Ismael and Francisco Menezes), to deceive an FBI agent Sam Folkes (Eric da Silva) , the crime is internationally. His mission is to pursue Xavier, a dangerous dealer on a revenge route (Enrique Arce), and it has everything to go wrong.

This is the return of director Luis Ismael after the last chapter of the trilogy "Balas e Bolinhos".

It is inevitable that anyone who sees this new "Bad Investigate" compares it to the previous saga, and the humor is still very present, however there was a greater concern for the production values and for the screenplay.

There are hilarious moments, very smart dialogues and very funny characters, in particular JD Duarte as Romeu who steals the show in every scene that he is in and Francisco Meneses, who plays the dumb but always funny Cidalio, or Cid as he prefers to be called, Never forgetting of course, Enrique Arce who plays Xavier seriously and with great quality. Perfect villain.

The film has a bit of everything, comedy, action and even some drama, and more serious tone, especially when the story moves to Galicia, in my point of view, the highest point of this film.

It's a very well done film, which did not get even better because of budget constraints, because it is the kind of movie that asks for even more elaborated action scenes.

In the end it's 2 hours with no boring moments, a movie with action, comedy, crime and mystery, another triumph on the part of the Portuguese cinema and it's a type of film that should be explored more in our cinema.

7,5/10


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