When a bunch of sinners are trapped in a whole for many days and the only food is the people around you it leads to some interesting scenes... I think the idea is good but just not shoot well with taking scenes right from saw and other horror films...
Final thoughts I wanted to like it but just could not but due to the idea and getting into the head of a person starving to death I will reward it with a 55%
The cast aren't bad, and there's a subplot about a controlling woman that keeps the film from being complete junk, but there are also some big shortfalls. We never come to understand how or why the madman has kidnapped these particular people for his experiment. We understand what drove the madman crazy, but there's no connection between him and his victims even though it's apparent that he's spent a lot of time stalking them before locking them away. Despite the lack of basic hygiene in the dungeon, the men never sport so much as a five o'clock shadow after weeks of imprisonment. And that ending... ack. The flick goes in for the gross out factor; it's all about the cannibalism, after all. However, except for one flashback scene of the madman as a child and his mother trapped in a wrecked car, none of it is explicit. We see blood being sprayed and plenty of bones, but never a direct depiction of the act.
Overall, "Hunger" is OK, but just barely. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a "meh." Forgettable stuff, best viewed as an appetizer for stronger fare.