Eating Raoul (1982)
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Movie InfoThe dark comedy Eating Raoul focuses on the Blands, a married couple who have hit upon an ingenious scheme to raise money for their new, high-class restaurant. Using Mrs. Bland as bait, they lure perverts to their apartment, rob and kill them, and sell the corpses for dog food.
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Critic Reviews for Eating Raoul
Nicely lays out capitalism on the chopping block. In an obsessively consumptive culture like America's, the only way for a common couple to strive is through killing, then consuming.
Despite the consistency of the film's droll take on murder and mayhem, it still feels oddly uneven and skimpy, as if there just isn't quite enough meat on its narrative bones.
Bartel's cult classic paved the way for many rude satires about sex, murder, and cannibalism.
The acting duo of Mary Woronov and Paul Bartel deliver a nonchalant comedic style of delivery, this odd matter-of-factly placidness in a sea of mayhem abounding...Read on->
Eating Raoul is a lively black comedy about the aftershocks of the sexual revolution in America.
It's hard to resist this sardonically riotous black comedy, even if you know the ingredients in the gourmet meal are disgusting.
Overrated cult comedy isn't nearly as funny as it thinks it is.
Dark, wild and silly cult comedy.
Audience Reviews for Eating Raoul
This movie had such a mystique about it that it could not live up to the expectations I had, but now I can say I have at least watched it.More
A very funny cult movie, I really liked it, the story is really good too.The only thing I didn't really like was the ending, but still, I highly recommend it.More
Not bad for low budget, cannibalistic, 80's film-making where the highlight is a short erotic scene and the biggest star is Ed Begley, Jr.More
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