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  • 25
    Rolling Stone

    You don't want to see this bilge. Director Milcho Manchevski, who was fired in midproduction, is the only one with cause to celebrate. show more

  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    In concept alone, Ravenous is anything but appetizing, but in execution it's worse than you'd imagine. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This movie is a howler as well -- possibly even intentionally -- but if it is a black comedy, the joke is overextended by far too many arms and legs. [19 March 1999, Life, p. 13E] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Clever in the way it avoids most of the cliches of the vampire movie by using cannibalism, and most of the cliches of the cannibal movie by using vampirism. It serves both dishes with new sauces. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Unfortunately, much of the skill and craft evident during the first hour evaporate during the second, when mayhem and bloodshed supplant legitimate scares and intelligent writing. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    For about half its length, Ravenous is a fairly effective scare picture, with a laugh or two. Then it just goes sour and pretentious. [19 March 1999, Friday, p.D] show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Bird's keen visual imagination keeps the action grimly watchable. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's not really serious, not especially funny, and not noticeably scary. Strikeout. show more

  • 60
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    Ravenous is misbegotten in multiple ways. It isn’t scary enough to be an effective horror movie, or funny enough to be much of a comedy... But say this for Ravenous: It isn’t generic. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    An eccentric historical horror tale whose blackly comic tone wavers distracting. show more

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