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The Killer (2017)

O Matador (original title)
A Brazilian western about Cabeleira, a feared killer living in the countryside of Pernambuco State in the 40's.


Marcelo Galvão


Marcelo Galvão
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Credited cast:
Diogo Morgado ... Cabeleira
Maria de Medeiros ... Nancy
Kyle McCarley ... Antonio (voice)
Thaila Ayala ... Renata
Cindy Robinson ... Maria - Wet Nurse / Mme Blanchard / Mrs. Luzie (voice)
Doug Erholtz ... Scarface / Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Sorich ... M. Blanchard (voice)
Ben Pronsky ... Razorslash / Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Staley ... Aide / Pierre / Additional Voices (voice)
Anne Yatco ... Fernanda (voice)
Joe Ochman ... Gringo / Mr. Steiner (voice)
Marcelo Galvão ... Navalhada
Will Roberts ... Gringo
Etienne Chicot ... Monsieur Blanchard
Mel Lisboa Mel Lisboa ... Leila


A Brazilian western about Cabeleira, a feared killer living in the countryside of Pernambuco State in the 40's.

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Action | Western


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A credits sequence plays at the very beginning, but only the actors are listed. The title of the movie isn't shown until the 11-minute mark. Then, the rest of the main credits roll during a scene. See more »

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Badly written movie. Good actors. Mediocre story.
17 November 2017 | by obie_triceportuguesSee all my reviews

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, and the amount of violence looks good for the kind of mood it's supposed to be. But the scenes are totally off, with no connection between them. The viewer can't bond with any character, and doesn't feel bad about the death of anyone. There's no suspense. The scenes happen quickly and are not smooth at all. It's a bad storytelling, told in the form of a narrator who starts to tell a story to two blokes out of nowhere, who are 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 half watching this, but it's no good experience either. You may like it if you really love old westerns.

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Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Gatacine, Swen Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo (5.1)
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