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The Hunger Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Half silly, half sexy. And mostly boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
March 8, 2011
Bloody lesbian-vampire story is stylish, but no Twilight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The Hunger left me craving for a more filling movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 20, 2004
Style over substance in this vampire drama.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Raoul Hernandez
Austin Chronicle
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.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
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
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 16, 2004
Nearly unwatchable lesbian vampire flick.
| Original Score: D-
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The obsessive conjunction of lesbian sex and flowing blood suggests a deep-seated misogyny, but neither this nor any other theme is registered with enough clarity to offend.

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.

TV Guide
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
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]
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
May 14, 2013
Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Cole Smithey
November 4, 2007
Deneuve and Sarandon are something else.
| Original Score: 4/5
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