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Sensual vampire story stars rock legend David Bowie ("The Man Who Fell to Earth," "The Last Temptation of Christ") as an ailing centuries-old vampire whose fanged-lover, Catherine Deneuve ("Indochine," "Repulsion," "Belle de Jour"), seeks a new partner and seduces a mortal medical researcher (Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon -- "Dead Man Walking," "Stepmom," "The Client"). Directed by block-buster helmer Tony Scott ("Top Gun," "Crimson Tide," "Enemy of the State"). With Dan Hedaya ("Clueless," "The First Wives' Club," "Marvin's Room") and a cameo by Willem Dafoe ("The English Patient," "Platoon," "The Last Temptation of Christ").
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The movie reeks with chic, but never, for one minute, takes itself too seriously, nor does it ever slop over into camp.
Fresh: 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.
Rotten: 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.
Rotten: 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.
Romance and Horror
Although this is a vampire flick, I've always considered more of a twisted romance film. Very posessive, very cannibalistic, its beautiful!!
When this came out NObody was taking these risks, not even in"horror". I dare say this is still sitting at an edge others haven't even found yet. Slow and even, not the flash and gore we expect today...
Great visual thriler
This is a poem of images, you won't forget Susan Sarandon and Catherine Denueve beuties also de music adapted for this film is gorgius, you will love it, don't miss it.
- Genre: Horror
- Released: 1983
- © 1983 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved