Eat the Rich (1987)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

A restaurant worker (Lanah Pellay) is fired from a posh London eatery, so the man returns with a band of terrorists, who have their own ideas about how to run a restaurant, and they begin feeding new customers with old customers. Motorhead provides the music.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Pete Richens, Peter Richardson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
Warner Home Video


as Nosher

as Sandra

as Commander Fortune

as General Karpov

as Spider

as DHSS Manager

as DHSS Blonde

as Debbie Draws

as Reporter for The Sun

as Micky

as Banquet Guest

as Cafe Owner

as Lady Caroline

as Hazel

as Waiter 1

as Toilet Victim

as TV Reporter

as Footman/Equerry

as Indecisive Customer

as Terrorist

as Terrorist

as Terence

as Edgeley's Girlfriend

as Police Inspector

as Mr. Chow
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Critic Reviews for Eat the Rich

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Make what you will of the politics, as a series of sketches it delivers the laughs.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Eat the Rich looks deceptively haphazard, though keeping this sort of comedy on-target takes discipline, a willingness to throw out a lot of material before finding the stuff that works.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It feels like punk on the downward swing, after most of its rude energy has dissipated.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Although writers Peter Richardson and Pete Richens have a flair for one-liners and recasting comic British standbys (rich, poor, twit, villain, big-breasted, dark-skinned), they strain so hard to be funny, you wish they'd relax.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

The cannibalism metaphor that eventually becomes prominent seems to have been arrived at mechanically.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

August 13, 2005

Audience Reviews for Eat the Rich

I've been waiting since high school to watch this movie and I really have to say that this movie is horrible. The only thing I liked about it was the soundtrack otherwise this was a complete waste of time.

Ken Doers

Super Reviewer

You probably have to be English to really get all the jokes in this movie, but its a great look at people on the extremes of the socio-economic divide. Fun and crazy over the top characters. Kinda like a british 80's fight club in a way lol.

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