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Neon Bull's hypnotic visual poetry occasionally borders on exploitation, though its reflective nature softens its animalistic gaze. Read critic reviews

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A cowboy (Juliano Cazarré) designs exotic outfits for a sexy dancer (Maeve Jinkings) while working at a Brazilian rodeo.

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  • The Neon Bull exists well beyond the realm of didacticism, surrendering instead to the joys and the discomforts of the senses.

    August 25, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Most of the movie is poking bulls, blaring rodeo announcers, time spent in the back of the truck as the bulls are moved from point A to point B. Not exactly riveting stuff ...

    July 15, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • With all the grace and symmetry of a peacock fanning its tail, director Gabriel Mascaro reveals his hand in quixotic blasts of expressionistic color, graphic sensuality, and a few things we've never before seen on film...

    July 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The cowboy character would have benefited from a stronger story arc, but Cazarré is quietly charismatic in the role, a Brando-esque figure searching for meaning beyond maschismo.

    July 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Mascaro works much like his protagonist, gathering together details, images, and scenes to create unexpected visions. The narrative seems desultory and repetitive until it coalesces into some arresting, if not perverse, sequences.

    June 7, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Visually ravishing and sexually provocative, Neon Bull offers an unforgettable portrait of a changing Brazil, at once earthy and arty.

    May 13, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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