Action / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7 10 32649


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Guy Pearce as Capt. John Boyd
Robert Carlyle as Col. Ives / F.W. Colqhoun
Neal McDonough as Pvt. Reich
David Arquette as Pvt. Cleaves
1.45 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
P/S 6 / 38

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hellholehorror 5 / 10

Okay I suppose

This was okay I suppose. It wasn't the best film by a long way but it also wasn't the worst. It was an above-average drama/thriller. It wasn't too exciting and the comedy seemed misplaced. It kept my attention but didn't set me alive. It is good but probably only worth sitting through once.

Reviewed by SunSwerver 10 / 10

Seen it so many times I've lost count, never get bored of it, brilliant film..

If only todays film makers could make anything even half as good as this then all would be well.

This film is brilliantly shot, acted and executed and is what I would consider to be a cult classic.

Just watch it...

Reviewed by sme_no_densetsu 7 / 10

You are what you eat

"Ravenous" is a horror movie set in California in the 1840's. After exhibiting cowardice in battle, an army lieutenant (Guy Pearce) is exiled to a remote outpost in the dead of winter. Soon after arriving, a mysterious stranger appears with a grisly tale of how he & his travelling companions were forced to resort to cannibalism after getting lost on the way to their destination. A rescue party is hastily assembled but it soon becomes apparent that the stranger is harbouring a dark secret.

The story is fairly unique, making use of wendigo mythology which has its origins in Native American folklore. The narrative's a bit disjointed, though, and I don't think that it wrings all of the tension that it could out of the situation. The touches of black humour may harm more than help since they subdue the horror to a certain degree without really lending much of a satiric bite.

The cast is pretty good, at least, especially for a horror movie. Guy Pearce may be a bit bland in the lead role but Robert Carlyle made up for that with a boldly villainous performance. The supporting cast includes some notable character actors like Jeffrey Jones, Neal McDonough & Jeremy Davies. David Arquette, despite being one of the top-billed stars (no doubt due to his involvement in the "Scream" franchise), didn't really add much to the movie.

Director Antonia Bird had the unenviable task of taking over a few weeks into shooting after the original director was fired. The end result doesn't seem to reflect this turmoil, though I found the opening credits sequence to be jarringly out of place (which, to be fair, probably wasn't Bird's fault). I can't say that I was a fan of the score by Michael Nyman and (Blur's) Damon Albarn, either.

In the end, "Ravenous" does a decent job with its premise even though the film doesn't quite live up to its full potential. It's worth watching but is unlikely to ever gain more than a cult following.

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