Bacurau (Nighthawk) Reviews

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December 2, 2019
The directors offer one of the most provocative and timely political narratives in current Brazilian cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 20, 2019
This clever western remixes genres in a playful manner to achieve a surprising statement about comunitary love as a act of resistance. A necessary and beautiful film [Full review in Spanish]
November 10, 2019
It all leads to a rousing climax of violent surprises and poignant commentary as far as where [forgotten] communities stand against behemoths with unlimited resources.
October 25, 2019
Much of the pleasure of Bacurau is the deliberate precision with which Mendonça Filho and Dornelles slowly build up this tension. We see the signs of violence -- bullet holes in the water truck, a too-quiet town -- before we see the blood.
October 23, 2019
Bacurau is armed with ingredients that will give meaning, figure and importance to their central characters, all sunk in this town away from "civilization." [Full Review in Spanish]
October 15, 2019
"Bacurau" defies simple descriptions. Mixing action, adventure, drama, mystery, horror, and sci-fi, there's few roads this film doesn't opt to at least partially explore.
October 10, 2019
The cultural drama doesn't just shift gears into a blistering shootout movie - it rips out the gearbox.
October 7, 2019
You never quite know what's going to happen next.
October 7, 2019
Bacurau is a savage political satire of the American exploitation of Brazil, Brazilian corruption at local and national levels and the racist attitudes that feed that exploitation and corruption.
October 4, 2019
Bacurau defies labels and expectations, and works because of it. Each frame shows off two filmmakers so self-assured that they weren't out to please anybody
October 4, 2019
This is a story of David versus Goliath corruption, of class warfare at its most extreme; it's a damning indictment of the injustices that run rife in modern Brazil, and the world at large.
October 2, 2019
Loony anti-colonialist Brazilian satire 'Bacurau' doesn't always balance its humor with its bite, but its communitarian soul, oddball wit, and dark vision of the future still hits home
October 1, 2019
Bacurau is a wild and, at times, absolutely zany ride that's fun as hell, and it doesn't hold back on embracing some of its more absurd moments.
September 30, 2019
Tired of seeing countless people of color fall to anonymous deaths in the background of globe-trotting franchise extravaganzas? Here's the righteous inverse.
September 26, 2019
It's two hours of thought-provoking entertainment that are well worth your time, even if it is tragically easy to imagine an alternate universe where a more polished version of this film exists, something truly great instead of just remarkably good.
September 26, 2019
Captivating and enigmatic, Bacurau is a genre-bending adventure that carries a strong political and social message. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 23, 2019
The light touches of science fiction evoke present-day depravities, and the vision of local unity offers a thrillingly imaginative playbook for resistance.
September 20, 2019
The tone of the movie so unexpected but delightful. It's like the weird western that Quentin Tarantino never made.
September 19, 2019
There is so much else to commend: the well-calibrated sound design that heightens tension without overwhelming the action, as well as the brutal way our Westernized systems of entertainment are pointed right back at us.
September 11, 2019
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.
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