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Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020)



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.

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Thomas Aquino
as Pacote/Acacio
Sonia Braga
as Domingas
Udo Kier
as Michael
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All Critics (139) | Top Critics (31)

It's a rallying cry against structural injustice told through a satisfying blend of western and science fiction influences.

April 17, 2020 | Full Review…

It resonates. And despite the beauty of the weathered local faces this movie celebrates, it resonates for anyone, anywhere, watching it.

April 5, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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This movie gets a lot of points for being strange and Sônia Braga is all out as an alcoholic doctor.

April 4, 2020 | Full Review…

You never know where this movie is going. It is dreamlike for a long time and then it just becomes stunningly, graphically violent. You're laughing at moments that maybe you shouldn't be. It's really vivid, really odd, and unlike anything else.

April 4, 2020 | Full Review…

For a fascinating hour or so, "Bacurau" ushers us into this strange, forbidding yet vibrant part of a world gone to hell.

March 26, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[T]he endeavour quickly degenerates into a gory and increasingly alienating splatter-filled shoot'em-up.

March 15, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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