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Hunger (2008) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2030

Avg. Rating:

2.83/4

# of Ratings:

56

Genres:

Drama, Historical

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/05/2008

DVD Release:

02/16/2010

Director:

Steve McQueen

Actors:

Michael Fassbender
Stuart Graham
Helena Bereen
Laine Megaw
Brian Milligan
Liam Cunningham

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

The story follows the last six weeks in the life of Bobby Sands, during the IRA hunger strikes of 1981in a Northern Ireland prison.

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Matthew Brady 01/14/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The story follows the last six weeks in the life of Bobby Sands, during the IRA hunger strikes of 1981 in a Northern Ireland prison. This movie stared of slow paste and silent which to me works for the sinister look to the movie, Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are the new Tim Burton and Johnny Depp reunion movie.

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Snoogans 07/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Harshly truthful biographical tale. Brutal in nature, yet with a subtle beautiful aspect brought on by the directing. It does take a while to get to the good parts, but at least the beginning segments offer some effectively visceral moments without dialogue. The ending is worth the trek.

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mitchellyoung 05/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The documentary-like feel that doesn't shy away from anything is what makes this grueling drama so touching and emotional. The filmmakers don't need to add any cliche symbolism or exposition, but simply let the camera capture the suffering and resolve the IRA prisoners suffer during their hunger strike. Smack in the middle of the film is a powerful, seventeen-minute-long unbroken sequence of catharsis that is a masterpiece of writing and acting. Difficult to watch, but brutally redemptive.

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Chris Kavan 04/25/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Compelling drama that builds slowly but is punctuated by scenes that will linger in your mind long after the credits have rolled. It's by no means a pleasant experience, but it's one that should be seen because the impact is undeniable.

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Alex 09/20/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

I only give this movie 2 stars because there was a 25 minute conversation which slowed down the movie so much that I was angry. I wanted to see what happened but I couldn't. I think that scene could have been shortened to 5 minutes. Decent.

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07/24/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Hits you right where it hurts.

This movie didn't need to be based on a true story to be a powerful film. And when a film has this ability, all I can do is express my biggest praise.
I love Steve McQueen (the British filmmaker, not the actor), and in his directorial debut he shows us how talented he is.
The story is told in a very non-linear and rather odd, but also very real fashion. It is told through various perspectives, a very good idea. The imprisonment of the revolutionaries is seen from all points, good and bad, allowing insight into the question if: Is this right or is this wrong?
This is the most important question of the movie, and every character, whether it be the prisoner refusing to wash or the prison guard who only does what he's told, asks it. Without even speaking.

Judging an artistic movie is on...

Rating of
4/4 

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