Hunger Reviews

April 17, 2009
Midway through the movie there's an epic 24-minute scene...in the claustrophobic cell block the protesters have already internalized their cause so deeply that the world of words seems distant and inconsequential.
April 17, 2009
It's a strength of this carefully composed, almost obsessively controlled picture that it has no interest in the conventional biographical focus on a subject.
April 16, 2009
Hunger is daunting and powerful work.
April 16, 2009
Hunger is not about the rights and wrongs of the British in Northern Ireland, but about inhumane prison conditions, the steeled determination of IRA members like Bobby Sands, and a rock and a hard place.
April 10, 2009
Hunger -- the disturbing, provocative, brilliant feature debut from British director Steve McQueen -- does for modern film what Caravaggio did to Renaissance painting.
April 10, 2009
Relying on images more than words, it's a plea for humanity in times of insanity.
April 9, 2009
Hunger is an upsetting, vivid film about going to the ultimate extreme in defense of one's beliefs.
April 3, 2009
It's horrific. But Hunger displays uncommon intelligence and visual panache, transcending the goal of making the situation seem real. It feels more than real. It's art.
April 2, 2009
McQueen has taken the raw materials of filmmaking and committed an act of great art.
March 30, 2009
In the end, it is not Bobby Sands but Michael Fassbender we are looking at, and this realization takes us out of the movie just as surely as (for me) De Niro's fattening up did in Raging Bull.