The Hungry Ghosts
The Hungry Ghosts (2010)

The Tibetans describe a type of hell in which souls with tiny mouths are afflicted with enormous, insatiable bellies. These inhabitants are considered 'the hungry ghosts.' Michael Imperioli's directorial debut THE HUNGRY GHOSTS… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 1, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2010
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

An earnest effort that too often betrays its good intentions with an overly heavy hand.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Thirty-six hours. Multiple characters. Interlocking narratives. Michael Imperioli's Manhattan-set film-directing debut hits plenty of familiar notes, almost all of them off-key.

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Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine

The authenticity of Imperioli's understanding of spiritual revolution makes the screenplay, which unevenly vacillates between displays of schmaltzy sentiment and inept skid row melodrama, almost bearable.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

An ensemble drama that applies the Crash formula to New York and steeps it in Eastern religion, therapeutics and addiction while exhibiting a giggly suburban take on Manhattan kink.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

A choppy bumper-car ride of scenes, full of keyed-in performers, runs of vernacular dialogue, and narrative blindsides.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The Hungry Ghosts is vanity cinema at its most tedious.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

I get it, but I don't buy it.

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