The Hunger
The Hunger (1983)

The exquisitely beautiful Catherine Deneuve plays Miriam, a centuries-old vampire capable of bestowing the gift of immortality on her lovers -- namely her current partner John (David Bowie). To sustain their sanguinary requirements, the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 29, 1983
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

In his feature debut, director Tony Scott, brother of Ridley, exhibits the same penchant for eleborate art direction, minimal, humorless dialog and shooting in smoky rooms.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie reeks with chic, but never, for one minute, takes itself too seriously, nor does it ever slop over into camp.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

As good a horror film in the most pure, rarefied sense of "horror" that the '80s produced in English.

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Time Out

Visual sensualities will have a feast, but you'll have to read Whitley Strieber's novel if you don't want to emerge with a badly scratched head.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The obsessive conjunction of lesbian sex and flowing blood suggests a deep-seated misogyny, but neither this nor any other theme is registered with enough clarity to offend.

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Rob Vaux

Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Hunger is an agonizingly bad vampire movie, circling around an exquisitely effective sex scene. Sorry, but that's the way it is, and your reporter has to be honest.

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Rubén Martínez Pintos
Butaca Ancha

A film with legendary cast and photograph. Underestimated at the time, but like any other cult movies, was able to find its audience. [Full review in Spanish]

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Bloody lesbian-vampire story is stylish, but no Twilight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
1983, u ninnies! i watched this in honor of bowie's 65th b-day :D don't know how i missed it back in the day but in 2012 it's actually quite… More
Kevin M. Williams
Moody, nuanced and erotic, Tony Scott gives his best in this suave spooker about ubercool postmodern New Yawk vampires.
Phil Hubbs
British vampire thriller from Tony Scott that really really does look like one of those old Cadbury's Flake adverts from the 80's. The constant… More
Alex roy
In the 1980's you had three phenomenal vampire films, Fright Night, The Lost Boys and Near Dark. All of them horror classics, and all of them excellent… More
Chris Weber
This is Tony Scott's debut film, and, well, let's put it this way: had the rest of his films been done in the same manner as this one, then his career… More
Morgan Salem
I love David Bowie but I'm not big on Susan Sarandon...I stoped watching half way through because 1. David Bowie died. and 2. The movie just didnt seem to… More

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