Cannibal Holocaust Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
November 16, 2009
Ruggero Deodato's purposefully unwatchable opus questions the film image's validity while debasing it
July 15, 2006
The effect is now familiar, but back then it was incredibly shocking, as most viewers believed every word of it.
Top Critic
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.
December 14, 2005
... specious commentary on the manipulation of violence in news and documentary footage and the exploitation of sordid spectacle for entertainment.
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.