The Hungry Ghosts (2010)



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The Tibetans describe a type of hell in which souls with tiny mouths are afflicted with enormous, insatiable bellies. These inhabitants are considered 'the hungry ghosts.' Michael Imperioli's directorial debut THE HUNGRY GHOSTS portrays an eclectic group of New Yorkers in search of spiritual and emotional fulfillment. Frank (Steven R. Schirripa, The Sopranos, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) a late-night radio host, is trapped in a tenuous relationship with his son, Matthew (Emory Cohen in his … More

Rating: R (for sexuality, drug use, language and some disturbing content)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Michael Imperioli
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On DVD: Nov 2, 2010
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An earnest effort that too often betrays its good intentions with an overly heavy hand.

Full Review… | October 1, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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An ensemble drama that applies the Crash formula to New York and steeps it in Eastern religion, therapeutics and addiction while exhibiting a giggly suburban take on Manhattan kink.

Full Review… | October 1, 2010
New York Times
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The Hungry Ghosts is vanity cinema at its most tedious.

Full Review… | October 1, 2010
New York Post
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Thirty-six hours. Multiple characters. Interlocking narratives. Michael Imperioli's Manhattan-set film-directing debut hits plenty of familiar notes, almost all of them off-key.

Full Review… | September 29, 2010
Time Out
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A choppy bumper-car ride of scenes, full of keyed-in performers, runs of vernacular dialogue, and narrative blindsides.

Full Review… | September 28, 2010
Village Voice
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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