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The Hunger Reviews

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September 26, 2016
A film with legendary cast and photograph. Underestimated at the time, but like any other cult movies, was able to find its audience. [Full review in Spanish]
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
May 14, 2013
Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 8, 2011
Bloody lesbian-vampire story is stylish, but no Twilight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
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
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.
November 4, 2007
Deneuve and Sarandon are something else.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
December 16, 2004
Nearly unwatchable lesbian vampire flick.
| Original Score: D-
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
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
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
August 20, 2004
Style over substance in this vampire drama.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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.
January 21, 2004
One scene, any scene, renders Hot Topic wannabes irrelevant.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2003
Slick, but superficial vampire flick that finally collapses on itself.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2002
"influential Goth/lesbian/vampire love story"
| Original Score: 3/5
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