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Cannibal Holocaust Reviews

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July 5, 2014
Rough, but it's an interesting type of sensationalism from a (thankfully) bygone production era. It's not a film to be enjoyed, but it certainly offers a singular genre bite that's impressively gonzo.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 26, 2014
An enormous master work from Ruggero Deodato whose own film has pretty much guaranteed to outlive its creator.
November 14, 2011
[VIDEO ESSAY] Apart from being a truly disturbing film, "Cannibal Holocaust" serves up a cold plate of scathing social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 20, 2011
Cannibal Holocaust is certainly unpleasant, uncomfortable, even offensive - which is to say that it is uncompromisingly true to its genre - but that is not to undermine its fierce, probing intelligence.
July 6, 2011
Deodato became confused and made the very thing he was ostensibly criticising.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 8, 2010
Basically perfect: it achieves its goals in virtually every respect. Deodato made a movie whose purpose is to make me feel awful, and I do.
March 20, 2010
This is, bar none, the most revolting, weird and disturbing cannibal film I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 16, 2009
Ruggero Deodato's purposefully unwatchable opus questions the film image's validity while debasing it
October 24, 2007
The completely heinous nature of the exposed through its own inconsistencies.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 15, 2006
The effect is now familiar, but back then it was incredibly shocking, as most viewers believed every word of it.
| Original Score: 3/5
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June 24, 2006
Its pointed attack on exploitative film-making seems somewhat rich in the circumstances, but this is well made, uniquely unpleasant and almost deserving of its huge cult status.
May 27, 2006
It may be the nastiest of the Video Nasties.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 14, 2005
... specious commentary on the manipulation of violence in news and documentary footage and the exploitation of sordid spectacle for entertainment.
October 6, 2005
Most of the enduring grindhouse movies lose the residue of sweaty misanthropy through the simple, inevitable obsolescence of their hard-candied centers of shock value.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 30, 2005
The actual savages involved with Cannibal Holocaust are the ones behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 4, 2003
Whether or not it was his intention, it is also possible to discern a message amid the cruelty: read this as a savage indictment of the power of the media in general, and exploitative documentary filmmaking in particular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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