Raw (2017)

Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: March 10, 2017
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Raw's lurid violence and sexuality live up to its title, but they're anchored with an immersive atmosphere and deep symbolism that linger long after the provocative visuals fade.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Ably assisted by Marillier - and Ella Rumpf as Justine's controlling sis - Ducournau captures the more quotidian dread of fitting into cliques, losing your virginity and living up to family expectations.

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Josephine Livingstone
The New Republic

If you can see past the rain of blood, Raw is a gorgeously moving film about fear and adolescence -- albeit one best viewed on an empty stomach.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

All praise for the storytelling and direction aside, the meatiest portion of Raw comes from Garance Marillier, expressing a multitude of personality shifts as she comes to terms with herself in more ways than one

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Ducournau, 33, is a promising, smart filmmaker with a lot to say, and "Raw" is quite a medium to present her ideas.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This gruesome French horror flick (2016) functions more as a mystery than as an action film, with an endless drip drip drip of revelation that gradually exposes a terrifying world behind the everyday.

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Gary M. Kramer
Gay City News

"Raw" will be a difficult movie for many viewers. For those who can stomach it, however, it is rewarding - and certainly unforgettable.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A coming-of-age tale like you've never seen, Julia Ducournau's "Raw" left me intrigued, mildly nauseated and extremely curious about what passes for recreation at French veterinary schools.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This smart, funny and extremely dark shocker gives writer/director Julia Ducournau a debut showcasing her prodigious creative instincts and perverse sense of humor.

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Sophia Cowley
Film Inquiry

Ducournau gives Justine full reign to be vile, smart, and even kinky, making her fall from grace all the more thrilling to watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
Justine (Garance Marilliier, looking like a Gallic Rooney Mara) comes from a family of vegetarians and veterinarians. She's entering a famed veterinary… More
Gimly M.
Sex, drugs and rock & roll. What more could you possibly ask for in your "Fucked-Up-Coming-Of-Age" movies... Cannibalism? No dramas. Raw has got… More
K Nife Churchkey
Absolutely bloody disgusting and provocative, "Raw" is a wholly unique cinematic experience. Concerning a young vegetarian girl attending veterinarian… More