Reviewed bynorse-650-884511Vote: 9/10/10
Although occurring in northeast Brazil during the late 19thcentury/early 20th century, the story line could just as well occurredin the American West during the same time period. The look and feel ofThe Killer displayed an ethnic diversity that was surely present in theAmerican West but never on display in any of our most noteworthywesterns nor spaghetti westerns. As usual and customary, the wealth isin the hands of the 1% Western Europeans and descendants who are drivenby greed and status. They no more appreciate and accept their abundantcultural surroundings than native peoples could accept intrusion andcontrol. A must see.
Reviewed byrodrigokazumaVote: 8/10/10
If you like western movies, you gonna like this movie. You gonna see alittle bit of our northeast, with a lot of violence. The Fx is not sogood, but I think it is not a problem. Just relax and understand thisis a very low production. For me, the best is the story line and the(unknown) actor with excellent role play. Just watch.
Reviewed byobie_triceportuguesVote: 5/10/10
The only reason to watch this movie until the end is Diogo Morgado,who's the anti-hero cave-man look alike. The western style is nice, andthe amount of violence looks good for the kind of mood it's supposed tobe. But the scenes are totally off, with no connection between them.The viewer can't bond with any character, and doesn't feel bad aboutthe death of anyone. There's no suspense. The scenes happen quickly andare not smooth at all. It's a bad storytelling, told in the form of anarrator who starts to tell a story to two blokes out of nowhere, whoare supposedly outlaws who threaten him if he doesn't tell some story.
Conclusion: You won't exactly feel like you've lost an hour and a halfwatching this, but it's no good experience either. You may like it ifyou really love old westerns.
A Brazilian western about Cabeleira, a feared killer living in the countryside of Pernambuco State in the 40's.