Cannibal
Cannibal (2014)

Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, Spain. His life is a study in details, from the meticulous suits he creates for wealthy clients to the macabre murders he executes in the shadows. He performs these gruesome acts, including… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 13, 2014
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

Unhurried in its pacing, exquisitely photographed and very sparing in its presentation of bloodshed and violence, "Cannibal" observes but does not comment.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Antonio de la Torre is brilliant as a killer and eater of young women in Manuel Martin Cuenca's sumptuously lensed psychological drama.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

Knowing as little about Carlos as we do makes for a film that frustrates.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

A meticulous lead performance by Antonio de la Torre is the one saving grace of this dumb, arty horror movie from Spain.

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Robert Horton
HeraldNet

No, this cannibal we do not root for -- although eventually we might feel pity.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

The film ultimately fails to work except as an aesthetic exercise.

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Jim Brunzell III
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cuenca's mixture of beauty and grotesquerie brings enough edginess to Carlos' murderous and loving ways.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

In the end, Cannibal stays too far away from the depravity at its center, to the point where Tailor might have been the more appropriate title.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

It keeps us at a remove that becomes telling of the filmmaker's reticence to explore whatever feelings of isolation and yearning may inform his main character's grisly compulsion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
This kind of film is normally way out of my comfort zone, but I found this intriguing. A psychological thriller wrapped around a love story, this somewhat… More