Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018)




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Detainees from the detention center on Christmas Island recount their stories to a trauma therapist who attempts to advocate their cause. Covering the ancient traditions of humans and animals on the island, and the many secrets that will never be known in the jungle, the movement of both species is examined as they attempt to survive.


Critic Reviews for Island of the Hungry Ghosts

All Critics (6)

They are prisoners in all but name. Yet director Brady is also conscious of the fact that these stories are in danger of becoming white noise, just another story or film about refugees.

October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Brady inspires an audience to lean in, with the accumulation of small details gradually adding up to something extraordinarily powerful.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Weaves its threads together in an astute, empathetic and impassioned manner, all while remaining cognisant that nothing within the film exists in a vacuum.

August 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Poetic and impressionistic, this is urgent, angry filmmaking that reaches for something transcendent in its exploration of the conflict between precarious, precious nature and deeply human evil.

August 6, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

With the environment constantly under worldwide attack, this is one place nature is winning.

May 12, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The movie's insistence on unnecessary opacity is a critical weakness.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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