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Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019)



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 documentarian (Udo Kier) heads deep into the Brazilian outback to profile a small village that recently lost its matriarch in his latest film. As his relationship with the locals' grows, he witnesses their true selves coming to light and unpacks the unusual and mysterious secrets they have buried. Written and directed by filmmaking duo Kleber Mendonça Filho Juliano Dornelles, the film also stars Sônia Braga and Barbara Colen.


Sonia Braga
as Domingas
Udo Kier
as Michael
Thomas Aquino
as Pacote/Acacio
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All Critics (75) | Top Critics (18)

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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