Hungry Hearts Reviews

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May 31, 2019
The momentum of the character arcs drags at one or two key moments, but this is a remarkably even-handed and tense portrayal of a family caught between love and logic.
October 12, 2016
Hungry Hearts draws superb performances from both Driver and Rohrwacher, though the latter is burdened with becoming increasingly hateful as the story progresses.
March 1, 2016
It is not easy to swallow, but it definitely has something to say: Go a bit easier on your mothers.
February 22, 2016
Hungry Hearts scales its greatest heights when playing to the inconceivable and unsolvable.
June 12, 2015
Rohrwacher, meanwhile, is superb as Mina, in a role that couldn't be drawn less sympathetically.
June 12, 2015
Taut drama about extreme parenting choices taken too far.
June 12, 2015
The increasingly ubiquitous Driver handles himself well, as do the presumably numerous infant body doubles employed. But it's the Italian Rohrwacher who most impresses ...
June 12, 2015
A strange, harrowing, often remarkable story of love and obsession.
June 5, 2015
A relentlessly unnerving horror that will be hard to shake after the credits roll.
June 5, 2015
Driver, whose roles have tended toward the comedic, is a revelation here, consistently underplaying his role as beleaguered husband and father, while the movie slowly pulls him (and us) toward its shocking conclusion.
June 5, 2015
Hungry Hearts is a troubled, troubling movie. The unrest it creates looms long after the end credits have rolled.
June 4, 2015
A robust thriller with a questionable, although intriguing, commentary on motherhood and mental illness.
June 4, 2015
You can't take your eyes off Rohrwacher as she weaves back and forth between passionate and loving and obsessive and nuts.
June 4, 2015
Gradually unleashes its poison, generating remarkable tension without indulging more grandiose acts of betrayal. Sometimes all it takes is a portrait of an unstable mother to conjure complete terror.
June 3, 2015
Roman director Saverio Costanzo has a feel for atmospherics, and draws nuanced performances from both leads.
June 3, 2015
Hungry Hearts is a tour de force: shocking without being shocking; tense yet controlled; emotional without the aid of melodrama.
Top Critic
June 3, 2015
Whatever else you think, you'll have to admit you have never before seen anything quite like this one.
June 2, 2015
Hungry Hearts owes much to early Polanski (especially Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby), but Costanzo prizes ambiguity over tension.
June 1, 2015
Hungry Hearts is one of the most unconventional horror films I've ever seen, proving that there's nothing scarier than the human mind.
April 21, 2015
It took ahold of my mind in such a way that I found myself constantly thinking about it long after the screening. I couldn't get its images out of my head, its twisted tale of unconventional horror making me feel uncomfortable long after the credits.
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