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Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020)


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Critic Consensus: Formally thrilling and narratively daring, Bacurau draws on modern Brazilian sociopolitical concerns to deliver a hard-hitting, genre-blurring drama.

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A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community.


Thomas Aquino
as Pacote/Acacio
Sonia Braga
as Domingas
Udo Kier
as Michael
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The light touches of science fiction evoke present-day depravities, and the vision of local unity offers a thrillingly imaginative playbook for resistance.

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Survival classic The Most Dangerous Game gets a nod from this thriller by Kleber Mendonca Filho (Neighboring Sounds) and Juliano Dornelles, and so does the sci-fi horror genre.

September 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A crazy genre hybrid that exudes the confidence of the people who made it.

September 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Part siege movie, part rural drama, part gore-soaked freak-out, Bacurau is the one instance where it's the destination, not the journey, that matters.

September 7, 2019 | Full Review…

A familiar premise is given new and unsettling life.

August 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Some bits definitely work better than others, but there is definitely no wilder film.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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