The Hunger Reviews

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May 7, 2019
With style and a proper helping of eroticism and blood, The Hunger gnashes its way by the teeth into that upper echelon, the pantheon of great vampire movies.
February 19, 2019
We know that the hunger of the title isn’t just a hunger for blood, it’s a hunger to hold on to life, to love, to all of those moments that make us what we are, in that brief period of our lives that we shine, when we are at our best.
September 26, 2016
A film with legendary cast and photograph. Underestimated at the time, but like any other cult movies, was able to find its audience. [Full review in Spanish]
June 24, 2013
As good a horror film in the most pure, rarefied sense of "horror" that the '80s produced in English.
May 14, 2013
Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern.
March 8, 2011
Bloody lesbian-vampire story is stylish, but no Twilight.
April 7, 2009
The focus of Hunger is emphatically the death of Bobby Sands, specifically, what happens to his body, viewed from a tragic outside and, to an imaginative extent, a determined inside.
November 18, 2008
More style than substance, and perhaps simply an excuse to get Denueve and Susan Sarandon, Miriam's post-Bowie love, in bed together.
November 18, 2008
A slick, largely empty visual exercise with vague thematic overtones about a clash between American and European culture.
November 18, 2008
In his feature debut, director Tony Scott, brother of Ridley, exhibits the same penchant for eleborate art direction, minimal, humorless dialog and shooting in smoky rooms.
November 4, 2007
Deneuve and Sarandon are something else.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Visual sensualities will have a feast, but you'll have to read Whitley Strieber's novel if you don't want to emerge with a badly scratched head.
November 4, 2005
October 21, 2005
December 18, 2004
December 16, 2004
Nearly unwatchable lesbian vampire flick.
October 23, 2004
The Hunger is an agonizingly bad vampire movie, circling around an exquisitely effective sex scene. Sorry, but that's the way it is, and your reporter has to be honest.
October 12, 2004
In The Hunger, like in that ludicrous advertisement for Britney Spears's Curious perfume, sexual desire simply provokes postmodern psychotropic episodes.
August 30, 2004
The movie reeks with chic, but never, for one minute, takes itself too seriously, nor does it ever slop over into camp.
August 20, 2004
Style over substance in this vampire drama.
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