Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal
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Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal
Thure Lindhardt (Keep the Lights On) stars in this quirky dark comedy as Lars, a former darling of the art scene slipping away into the land of has-beens and struggling with lack of inspiration. His art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a "therapeutic measure" to stir up some creative juices, but things never turn out quite as planned. At first, life in the peaceful small town seems rosy, as the young man settles in and impresses beautiful fellow colleague Leslie, by taking in the brawny, mute Eddie after the latter's caregiver passes away. But Lars soon… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

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"This deliberately tasteless horror-comedy might appeal to gore hounds and fans of gross-out humor; but as with many films that strive for cult status, any potential exploitation-movie pleasures are overwhelmed by an air of smug self-awareness."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Despite the theme, "Eddie" goes easy on gratuitous gore. What we get is a cerebral horror movie and a satire of the art world."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Boris Rodriguez's movie sadly ends up being neither an effective horror movie nor a memorable satire. It just kind of, pardon me for going there, sleepwalks through its clever set-up."
‑ Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com
"A dark comedy driven by spot-on digs at academia, cutthroat art-world competition and the quest for inspiration."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"An unlikely-buddy horror flick which figured a viable way of walking a fine line between the sadistic and the sublime."
‑ Kam Williams, Sly Fox
"Thankfully, Lindhardt keeps things together with an appealing performance that constantly oscillates between drama and very light, dry humor without sacrificing the slightly otherworldly nature of his character."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Variety
"A flawed but diverting meditation on finding inspiration while losing your soul."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A quirky but unfulfilling Canadian-Danish horror-comedy that has a substantial helping of originality on its side, but not much in the way of inspired execution."
‑ Brent Simon, Shockya.com
"Because the film clearly aims for satire, Boris Rodriguez isn't entirely guilty of indulging gruesome spectacle for its own sake."
‑ Budd Wilkins, Slant Magazine
"This would-be cult item runs out of steam after its establishes its wickedly satirical premise."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Beneath the surface outrageousness lies a surprisingly, satisfyingly dark little fable about the essentially cannibalistic nature of artistic inspiration."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"It's not often I question content in a horror film, but after sleepwalking dully through Rodriguez's movie, I can only shrug and ask myself what just happened - with the least amount of interest."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"[VIDEO ESSAY] Fine-tuning the nuances cannibals, rather than zombies, proves modestly rewarding in a dark little comedy that owes more to Roger Corman's "Bucket of Blood" than it does to "Dawn of the Dead.""
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
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