Bacurau (Nighthawk) Reviews

March 16, 2020
[T]he endeavour quickly degenerates into a gory and increasingly alienating splatter-filled shoot'em-up.
March 16, 2020
Unfortunately it's also over-long, unevenly paced, shakily acted in places (particularly the American cast) and hardly original.
March 15, 2020
For all of its visual splendour and thematic innovation, Bacurau has a tendency to trip over its own feet. Sadly, once the dust settles and the bleeding stops, it doesn't leave too much of an impression.
March 6, 2020
Almost as awful as Mad Max and The Hunger Games, but just as unimaginative, vapid and monotonous despite a suspenseful and intriguing first hour.
February 24, 2020
The light tone that usually characterizes this director's films... is progressively dumbing down and becoming violent. [Full review in Spanish]
October 19, 2019
After a while, the film's steely, hyper-stylized trappings begin to feel thin and unsatisfying as well.
September 8, 2019
The parts prove greater than the sum in Bacurau, which ultimately delivers big cheer-worthy moments but doesn't always pull off its balance of high-brow/low-brow successfully or satisfyingly.
June 13, 2019
There is a lot of music, colors, violence ... and incoherence. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 5, 2019
There's lots to admire here, in the performances and the visuals, and the way that widescreen makes the vast, cactus-rich landscapes a perfect backdrop for the bizarre mix of genres... But Bacurau ultimately wasn't to my taste.
May 20, 2019
After the excellent Aquarius... its director, the Brazilian Kleber Mendonça Filho and his compatriot Juliano Dornelles brought Bacurau. And expectations flew as high as they later fell. [Full review in Spanish]
May 16, 2019
Perhaps the best thing about the film is its attachment to a tradition... Brazilian cinema configured as a political weapon. However, times have changed. [Full review in Spanish]
May 16, 2019
Though handsome in style and admirable in ambition, this sprawling neo-western never comes together as a satisfying whole.
May 16, 2019
A visually impressive but unevenly paced thriller that feels as if it's meant to be analyzed more than enjoyed, and for which footnotes might actually have done more good than subtitles.