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The Hunger

1983
Romance
Drama
1h 37m
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Rated 04 Nov 2008
83
79th
A general consensus among critics seems to be that the film is stylish at the expense of plot and, even though I highly enjoyed The Hunger, I can't disagree. However I found the film to be so stylish this didn't prove to be a problem for me at all. I'm a large Tony Scott fan and this movie is no exception. The biggest flaw for me is the ending, I much prefer the book's. However, and let's be honest here, it could've been much, much worse.
Rated 29 Mar 2022
60
34th
Tony Scott going total artsy fart nonsense for us to get Susan Sarandon to hang yabbos. Respect.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
85th
A chilling story of vampiric bargaining; she gives her victims eternal life in exchange for her own eternal youth. I'd recommend it, but put forth the suggestion "More David Bowie"!
Rated 22 Oct 2017
70
71st
Scott's debut boldy mixed the aesthetics of advertising and painting to create a 'postmodern' hybrid that remains divisive. Did he cheapen the form or create a new space for artistic expression? What is less open to debate is his talent for high gloss imagery, which is often filtered through abstract montage reminiscent of Resnais and Roeg. There are many striking moments, and the stunning depictions of corporeal decay frequently convey a ghastly spectral beauty. A unique experience.
Rated 04 May 2009
75
54th
Generally effective MTV-styled vampire variation.
Rated 13 Jan 2018
30
12th
This is based on a novel by a con artist who, like the filmmaker, began his career in advertising before turning to equally commercial forms of "art". It argues that the perverse and the addicted may escape the ordinary forms of denial that normally afflict our mortal existence, but that the price paid for greater insight is perpetual dwelling within a shadow world between life and death. Despite its sexy theme, however, THE HUNGER suffers from the fact that it is, in all aspects, pure kitsch.
Rated 29 Aug 2012
80
85th
A very 1980s vampire pop flick, balanced with great music and editing, sexy performances by Susan and Catherine and a classy, almost heavy-handed, gothic atmosphere. For me, this really starts when Susan asks Catherine if she's hitting on her. Not actually scary, but pretty stylish and seductive first film by Sir Tony.
Rated 16 Sep 2012
70
65th
Interesting take on vampirism. David Bowie. I'm pretty sure that's a complete sentence on its own.
Rated 14 Sep 2007
59
7th
A sloppy, meandering attempt at the avant-garde in the guise of a vampire flick.
Rated 13 Jan 2016
65
58th
Bowie's made up to look very, very old and I just feel so sad that he never got to live to be that old.
Rated 21 Mar 2010
57
46th
Stylish but empty adaptation of the Whitley Strieber novel. Cold and distant but certainly good to look at, though the lesbian subplot looks like an upscale version of one of Hammer's "Karnstein" flicks and the twist ending is stolen from _Daughters of Darkness_. Excellent Dick Smith makeup effects are all but wasted, thanks to poor coverage.
Rated 18 Oct 2010
20
41st
"In The Hunger, like in that ludicrous advertisement for Britney Spears's Curious perfume, sexual desire simply provokes postmodern psychotropic episodes." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 05 Feb 2009
85
84th
Excellent moody vampire-movie. Very little actual blood n' gore but who cares as long as it's as classy as this?
Rated 01 Nov 2012
68
55th
Lovely dramatic take on classic horror tropes, with a good performance by all three leads (special props to the makeup department for Bowie's subtle but horrifying aging process). A little too often, though, ends up looking like a Bonnie Tyler video, all fluttering drapes and slow-motion doves.
Rated 19 Sep 2011
73
50th
If "The Lost Boys" and "Interview with a Vampire" had a child this would be it.
Rated 18 Sep 2012
45
17th
It ended up being different and stranger than I expected. It was fairly stylistic, but not in a good way. I found the sound design in particular to be quite irritating. Yeah, I didn't like it much overall. Barely anything happened, and the ending was pretty lame. Deneuve and Sarandon seemed confused about what they were doing. Bowie was fine, but nowhere near as great as his performance in Labyrinth (1986). I can't really recommend this film.
Rated 13 Jan 2013
82
65th
A rare victory of 80's style over substance since there's just barely a story here & as a metaphorical exploration of societal attitudes towards old age it's exactly as deep as a Vogue pictorial featuring "mature" models. Still, genres like horror & erotica benefit greatly from atmosphere. Despite a laughable misstep in music choice during the lesbian seduction scene that turns things definitively in2 an Obsession perfume commercial, Scott's audio & visual choices gel perfectly 4 the most part.
Rated 22 May 2009
3
24th
Nice atmosphere. Everything else is bland.
Rated 31 Dec 2010
61
21st
Interesting premise, but the movie is way too much style over substance.
Rated 12 Oct 2022
78
88th
This starts off at a 95 with the Bauhaus nightclub and Deneuve & Bowie looking the best any "we saw you from across the bar" couple has ever looked, and then drifts down to around 70 for most of the rest. By far my favorite Tony Scott film, he obviously leaned heavily on brother Ridley's Blade Runner from the year before for the noir-inspired production design & lighting. More of a goth music video vibe (especially with that opening) than horror though.
Rated 30 Oct 2015
79
57th
Deneuve as a vampire. It's a beautiful looking film and wonderfully acted with a very interesting concept. I wish I liked it more, but it just falls a bit flat at times, getting overly caught up in the style.
Rated 29 Oct 2015
80
37th
Just when I thought I was running out of reasons why David Bowie is my hero, this comes in and gives me a few more. On some level, I wouldn't mind if every movie was more or less exactly like this one. A great example of style informing substance, and vice versa.
Rated 04 Feb 2008
68
61st
The idea and most of the movie is interesting. If I remember correct, the very end was pretty lame.
Rated 08 Mar 2017
5
81st
One of my favourite openings. This is is just pure style and images it barely needed dialogue, and in fact those were the only parts I didn't enjoy.
Rated 21 Jun 2008
32
13th
David Bowie is in this movie for like 15 minutes. The best performance in this film was a cameo by William Dafoe, who plays some guy at a telephone booth.
Rated 21 Jan 2016
6
53rd
lesbian vampires = instant like
Rated 11 Nov 2022
69
39th
Film très stylisé et très années 80. Scène sexuelle assez ordinaire entre Sarandon et Deneuve, décevant.
Rated 20 Oct 2016
4
91st
Hadn't watched this since I was an early teen, both much better and worse than I remembered. Great soundtrack and Impressionistic curve-balls, vampirism here paralleled with that 80's obsession with image and fitness. Good movie.
Rated 06 Apr 2009
2
39th
The slow pace did not bother me too much, but the storytelling left quite a bit to be desired. I advise reading the book first and then watching to movie to enjoy the beautiful visuals, fitting soundtrack and great performances by Sarandon & Deneuve;
Rated 23 Aug 2012
86
78th
very stylish and powerful vampire movie, not in the usual sense... the soundtrack is marvellous; the scene where Deneuve and Sarandon make love over Delibes-Lakme is so very beautiful
Rated 03 Jun 2022
78
69th
Tony lift a movie with a very minimal broad plot up to an interesting mood piece. There is almost no plot in this; , but this is all atmosphere and style over substance (in a good way). Tony worked in advertisement between his debut and this, and The Hunger is heavily infused with the commercialism and aesthetics of the ad world.
Rated 24 Feb 2013
88
88th
Perhaps it's style over substance, but what glorious style!
Rated 14 Mar 2018
65
27th
Why is this a neo-noir? Is it because it's stealing every aesthetic cue possible from Blade Runner? Yes, yes it is. Really, really blatantly. That being said, it looks really good.
Rated 18 Sep 2013
64
29th
64.000
Rated 01 Nov 2011
65
47th
Interesting.
Rated 24 Nov 2012
20
9th
Hated it but it was worth it to see David Bowie shrivel up into what he is now.
Rated 15 Jul 2011
98
96th
Beautiful!!!
Rated 09 Feb 2009
100
98th
one of my all time favourites
Rated 03 Jan 2007
87
82nd
Fome de viver estreava há 40 anos nos EUA. A primeira vez que vi foi na TV aberta nos anos 90, devo confessar que nem fiquei tão impressionada, acho que nessa revisão pude curtir muito mais a sensualidade, o bom gosto com que tudo é filmado e editado.... Filmaço. BlurayRip RARBG.
Rated 07 Sep 2013
69
80th
A very stylish, elegant vampire flick, with interesting cinematography, bold editing and fresh feeling. The plot is interesting too, till the last 15 minutes, that felt rushed and just not very good. This film should be included in any notable vampire film list. A great debut for Tony Scott, too bad he only made one truly good movie (True Romance) and lots of commercial Hollywood garbage afterwards.
Rated 12 Oct 2008
71
60th
Well, it's pretty but very light on the horror.
Rated 15 Dec 2008
69
21st
again I should rewatch this one. I forget everything about it.
Rated 10 May 2010
75
64th
Decent vampire flick with a little bullshit science thrown in. Loads of style and great makeup.
Rated 22 Feb 2007
75
89th
Great film.
Rated 14 Apr 2011
90
50th
It's a brilliant wiev at vampires, and their greatest friend/foe... The time. In addition there's a scene with Bauhaus playing "Bela Lugosi's Dead", David Bowie as lover of the vampire, and one of Iggy Pop's songs in soundtrack. Must- see!
Rated 23 Apr 2012
65
35th
64.500
Rated 11 Sep 2009
67
71st
Good Movie
Rated 31 Oct 2021
80
85th
Pure vibes. They should have released it under Nicolas Roeg's name, it would have been instantly greeted as a classic.
Rated 06 Nov 2021
75
56th
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Rated 24 Dec 2016
6
40th
A lot of it feels like an extended MTV music video light show as the auteur dwells in mood, drapery and montage, and forgoes plot for a certain feeling. One of the better cases of style over substance, and a good showcase of Deneuve's icy beauty, but not quite enough to overcome its shortcomings.
Rated 02 Sep 2023
46
48th
The Hunger is probably someone's favorite movie but it isn't mine. The core idea with this take on vampirism feels like it's trying to say something about fame? Youth? Relationships? Any gleaning of ideas is hidden behind a pervasive style which robs the film of all else. Maybe that is the point? Hedonism/vampirism will leave you a walking corpse and your movie an extended music video. Sure, I can live with that interpretation.
Rated 25 May 2011
80
86th
CULT
Rated 26 Dec 2008
93
97th
One of the best vampiric stories I've ever watched.
Rated 22 Jan 2007
55
50th
A moody and stylish film debut by late Tony Scott which doesn't really resemble anything he made afterwards (his next film was Top Gun). This one would fit better in his brother's filmography. Deneuve and Bowie are interesting but it's young Sarandon who steals the show here with her raw energy. The film doesn't really work as a HORROR film and is more of a curiosity.
Rated 02 Dec 2018
73
54th
Oozing with atmosphere, Tony Scott's debut is a great collection of his stylistic ideas that would become more polished throughout his career. Plot is sacrificed a bit for some sleek and sexy imagery, but the film is never boring. Bowie was born to play a vampire.

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