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The Hunger Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 24, 2013
As good a horror film in the most pure, rarefied sense of "horror" that the '80s produced in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
May 14, 2013
Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
March 8, 2011
Bloody lesbian-vampire story is stylish, but no Twilight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
April 7, 2009
The focus of Hunger is emphatically the death of Bobby Sands, specifically, what happens to his body, viewed from a tragic outside and, to an imaginative extent, a determined inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Raoul Hernandez
Austin Chronicle
November 18, 2008
More style than substance, and perhaps simply an excuse to get Denueve and Susan Sarandon, Miriam's post-Bowie love, in bed together.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 18, 2008
A slick, largely empty visual exercise with vague thematic overtones about a clash between American and European culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 18, 2008
In his feature debut, director Tony Scott, brother of Ridley, exhibits the same penchant for eleborate art direction, minimal, humorless dialog and shooting in smoky rooms.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 4, 2007
Deneuve and Sarandon are something else.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Visual sensualities will have a feast, but you'll have to read Whitley Strieber's novel if you don't want to emerge with a badly scratched head.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 16, 2004
Nearly unwatchable lesbian vampire flick.
| Original Score: D-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The Hunger is an agonizingly bad vampire movie, circling around an exquisitely effective sex scene. Sorry, but that's the way it is, and your reporter has to be honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 12, 2004
In The Hunger, like in that ludicrous advertisement for Britney Spears's Curious perfume, sexual desire simply provokes postmodern psychotropic episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The movie reeks with chic, but never, for one minute, takes itself too seriously, nor does it ever slop over into camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 20, 2004
Style over substance in this vampire drama.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5

Film4
March 30, 2004
Director Scott spends more time on the visuals than plot and character development, so don't expect to understand much, but do enjoy the luxurious interior decor and eye-candy sunsets.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
January 21, 2004
One scene, any scene, renders Hot Topic wannabes irrelevant.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 19, 2003
Slick, but superficial vampire flick that finally collapses on itself.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 26, 2002
Tepid vampire fare is really notable only for being Tony Scott's first major movie and for its steamy love scene between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"influential Goth/lesbian/vampire love story"
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Half silly, half sexy. And mostly boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
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