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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An artistic triumph. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Artful, beautiful in parts and unbelievably brutal in others, and no less honest for its stagecraft. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hunger is daunting and powerful work. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    An emotionally devastating drama that isn't for the squeamish. show more

  • 50
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Trite, grim and feebly provocative. show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Hunger -- the disturbing, provocative, brilliant feature debut from British director Steve McQueen -- does for modern film what Caravaggio did to Renaissance painting. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sands' death is shown in a tableaux of increasing bleakness. It is agonizing, yet filmed with a curious painterly purity. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    So what is Hunger? Unexpectedly, a visually ravishing tour of hell and a meditation on freedom that at best is wordlessly profound and at worst interestingly obscure. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Hunger is almost silent, most of its sounds being unintelligible moans and screams. show more

  • May 09, 2009 God's child
    Report This User

    How long has this film been ********* only showing at one time and I live in the city.

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