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Cannibal Holocaust
An anthropologist heads a rescue party into the South American jungle to find a missing film team making a documentary on cannibal tribes but can only return with their footage, which reveals their crueler intentions.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Its pointed attack on exploitative film-making seems somewhat rich in the circumstances, but this is well made, uniquely unpleasant and almost deserving of its huge cult status."
‑ , Time Out
"[VIDEO ESSAY] Apart from being a truly disturbing film, "Cannibal Holocaust" serves up a cold plate of scathing social commentary."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Basically perfect: it achieves its goals in virtually every respect. Deodato made a movie whose purpose is to make me feel awful, and I do."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The completely heinous nature of the exposed through its own inconsistencies."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"... specious commentary on the manipulation of violence in news and documentary footage and the exploitation of sordid spectacle for entertainment."
‑ Sean Axmaker, St@tic Multimedia
"Rough, but it's an interesting type of sensationalism from a (thankfully) bygone production era. It's not a film to be enjoyed, but it certainly offers a singular genre bite that's impressively gonzo."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Cannibal Holocaust is certainly unpleasant, uncomfortable, even offensive - which is to say that it is uncompromisingly true to its genre - but that is not to undermine its fierce, probing intelligence."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"This is, bar none, the most revolting, weird and disturbing cannibal film I have ever seen."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The effect is now familiar, but back then it was incredibly shocking, as most viewers believed every word of it."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Most of the enduring grindhouse movies lose the residue of sweaty misanthropy through the simple, inevitable obsolescence of their hard-candied centers of shock value."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"An enormous master work from Ruggero Deodato whose own film has pretty much guaranteed to outlive its creator."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Deodato became confused and made the very thing he was ostensibly criticising."
‑ Ed Whitfield, What Culture
"Ruggero Deodato's purposefully unwatchable opus questions the film image's validity while debasing it"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It may be the nastiest of the Video Nasties."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The actual savages involved with Cannibal Holocaust are the ones behind the camera."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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