Eat the Rich
Eat the Rich (1987)

A restaurant worker (Lanah Pellay) is fired from a posh London eatery, so the man returns with a band of terrorists, who have their own ideas about how to run a restaurant, and they begin feeding new customers with old customers. Motorhead… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Time Out

Make what you will of the politics, as a series of sketches it delivers the laughs.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Although writers Peter Richardson and Pete Richens have a flair for one-liners and recasting comic British standbys (rich, poor, twit, villain, big-breasted, dark-skinned), they strain so hard to be funny, you wish they'd relax.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Eat the Rich looks deceptively haphazard, though keeping this sort of comedy on-target takes discipline, a willingness to throw out a lot of material before finding the stuff that works.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The cannibalism metaphor that eventually becomes prominent seems to have been arrived at mechanically.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It feels like punk on the downward swing, after most of its rude energy has dissipated.

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