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Hunger Reviews

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February 4, 2013
Another independent film it was alright quite bloody at times when it descends into cannibalism. Nothing you haven't seen before
January 19, 2013
Agh a good movie ruined by its story it had a good idea but a bad story and how it's told.
January 13, 2013
Kind of low-budget, but worth watching, I guess.
January 8, 2013
This movie is a psychological thriller that was slow in the beginning but really picked up. The acting was great, and the script and special effects were incredibly believable. It had a very inspirational ending as well.
January 8, 2013
Voi hyvanen aika miten huono tama elokuva oli!
January 1, 2013
lame and very cliche same old tired sh*&!
December 25, 2012
Good film with bad morals.
½ December 15, 2012
meh. i liked it. makes you think. what would you do?
December 9, 2012
It was just ok. No new territory here but when nothing else is on. . .
Super Reviewer
½ December 7, 2012
Fangoria Frightfest film number three is Hunger, which many people have compared to Saw. Yeah, this movie is Saw, if Saw had the people locked in an empty room, had no budget, and Jigsaw was a mute cannibal. Hunger is most defiantly a ten on the gross out scale, but besides that it has absolutely nothing going for it. Seldom have I seen a horror film that is as pointless or moves as slowly as Hunger did. The film is only one hundred minutes, but it felt as though I was watching it for days! The star of the film is veteran horror actress, Lori Huering, whose character is pretty well written, but is also unfortunately as dull as the rest of the cast. Most reviews for Hunger have been favorable and I can't understand that. Aside from the victims arguing with each other, there is hardly any dialogue. There is also zero character development, which is crucial in a film like this. If the audience doesn't give two shits about the victims or what happens to them, then what's the point? Hunger tries to shock you with it's level of gore, but more concerning is the lack of substance and the laziness of the film makers. Yes, the ripped off most of their ideas from Saw. Saw had a tremendous villain and a fascinating story that spawned six squeals, while this film is so lazy that after a month of isolation, the men's beards didn't even grow! Somehow, Hunger got to be part of a major horror festival, but it most defiantly represents the festivals lowest point.
½ November 20, 2012
This movie sucks...and Johnny Cage went out like a punk.
½ November 1, 2012
5 people are locked in a well by a sadistic "experimenter" who wants to see what they'll do to survive hunger. It is discovered that all but one have a murderous past, and one is being used as a control. As the days pass, their bodies become weaker and they become irritated and violent toward one another as they struggle to find an escape.

I came into this expecting a B horror/survival film which would entertain me for a couple hours. However, I got something a little unexpected and pleasantly surprising. The plot focuses more on character development and interweaves the story of the sadistic killer and his victims, so that none of it is as it seems.

The camera this was filmed with depicts everything in great detail. It is well put together with atmospheric music and pretty solid acting. While it is a well-made film, it is also an over-made film. The concept is not all that fresh, but there are some memorable scenes, namely (spoilers) when two frisky teenagers accidentally discover the "subjects".

You can see it done better in The Hole (2001).
October 29, 2012
I love these movies with one main setting. Makes the filmmaker focus much more on plot and character. Don't be fooled by Flixster's genres--there is no documentary or sci-fi elements--and really, the mystery/suspense/special interest categories are minimal at best. Even horror feels like a stretch, though that is doubtlessly the audience Hunger is geared towards. Instead Hunger is a character study which places five people in a scenario with no food. Explorations of human reactions in extreme situations aren't uncommon--heck, Lord of the Flies does something very similar. But Hunger is executed well--it doesn't give in to violence for the sake of violence the way other horror-tinged movies would. There is violence, yes. But it feels like there is always reason behind it that is crucial to the character study--it isn't just there to appease the implied core demographic.
October 28, 2012
Exploration of possible human behaviour. Nothing Special.
½ October 22, 2012
For a really low budget psychological horror movie, Hunger certainly delivers. The story is decent enough. The plot and characters all develop rather well. The acting and effects are good too. Glad it turned out the way it did in the end, although it wasn't hard to see it coming.
½ October 20, 2012
sick,cant wait to watch it again
October 13, 2012
Chilling exploration of possible human behavior,......a somewhat predictable ending, but the journey was interesting......a trip worth taking....
½ October 6, 2012
its not 17 minutes long.
September 29, 2012
Yet another people-trapped-together horror film, Hunger is relatively twisted and entertaining but doesn't quite sustain the suspense until the end of the film.
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