Ravenous (1999)

In 1847, many Americans made the journey across our continent in search of gold. Many failed to complete the journey or see their dreams come to light. Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) found his way here thanks to an act of cowardice during the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Imagine a film that makes A Modest Proposal-style satire out of Dracula's gothic horror tropes in the spaghetti western milieu of The Great Silence. It's a pitch-black comedy about Manifest Destiny and cannibal frontiersmen.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

'He was licking me!' That plaintive, disgusted wail is pretty unforgettable once you've seen this one-of-a-kind tongue-in-cheek/blood-in-mouth historical horror movie that has garnered an appreciative cult audience...

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Jeff Beck

"Ravenous" could have turned out to be much more than what it ended up becoming, but thanks to an inability to take advantage of its creepy premise, all we get is a monotonous, forgettable, and worst of all, boring horror film.

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Sean Axmaker

... the definitive frontier cannibal movie. ... a gruesome survival thriller with a crimson-hued streak of black humor and an elemental hint of the supernatural.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Ravenous is unlike anything else, and even if it's not to my own specific taste, I have great respect for its unrepentant weirdness.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

More than just a gory horror film in period dress, though it bears saying over and over again that even as a simple Western-horror hybrid, this is pretty great.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a layered and very unique satire on America's consumption of the world...

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

There's an awkwardness to Ravenous' more violent scenes, and while Carlyle and Jones give zesty performances, the rest of the supporting cast is quirky to a fault.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Director Antonia Bird and screenwriter Ted Griffin stir up an extremely unsavory concoction about cannibalism here.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Unjustly maligned upon its release, 'Ravenous' is a unique, atmospheric and stingingly funny horror-comedy with a splendid ensemble cast. Cannibalism… More
Luke Baldock
Bizarre in it's tone and execution, Ravenous is either an original gem or an interesting mess. I really think my love of B-Movies helped me appreciate some… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"If you die first, I am definitely going to eat you, but the question is, if I die, what are you going to do? Bon appétit... Eat or… More
Lady D'arbanville
I?d like to be able to say after you bear with the frustratingly dull first hour, it then goes on to become a great film, when in fact it does lift slightly,… More
Conner Rainwater
A completely psychotic take on the windigo story. The cannibal aspect was really interesting and made the story all the more creepy. Guy Pearce and Robert… More
Curtis Lilly
A movie about humans showing vampire and zombie qualities. They can eat people and it heals them and makes them strong. Good cast and fun, while being pretty… More