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The Ravenous

2017 1h 43m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
88% Tomatometer 33 Reviews 57% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
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Uncommonly restrained for a movie about a flesh-eating menace, Ravenous offers a satisfyingly nuanced entry in the crowded zombie apocalypse subgenre.

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Andrew Whalen Newsweek An interesting take on the zombie genre, but its laid-back indie narrative, which never really bothers with a plot, can make enjoying its occasional splatters of blood a bit of a slog. May 23, 2018 Full Review Joe Leydon Variety Robin Aubert's idiosyncratic and nuanced drama breathes fresh life into the zombie apocalypse subgenre. Sep 15, 2017 Full Review Jordan Mintzer Hollywood Reporter Sure, his script is yet another tale of several strangers teaming up to fight the flesh-eaters, but the director favors a more eclectic approach that's equal parts George Romero, Robert Bresson and Monty Python. Sep 13, 2017 Full Review Howard Gorman NME (New Musical Express) Writer-director Robin Aubert cleverly mixes things up by skipping the usual zombie infection build-up and dropping us right into the thick of the apocalypse with a unique twist. Jun 10, 2021 Full Review Andrew Murray The Upcoming Thoughtful, unnerving, and completely insane, Ravenous is a refreshing addition to the zombie canon, even if its own abstractness occasionally trips it up. Rated: 4/5 Feb 2, 2021 Full Review John Tones Espinof A magnetic, arrhythmic and different zombie epic but, at the same time, with the feet firmly put in the tradition of the genre. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jason E W Thankfully not a traditional zombie apocalypse movie with intense action on every turn or breath. I really enjoyed the silence of the movie because it built up anxiety and an unknown expectation of dread. My favorite part, (spoiler alert!), was the part of the comedian being shot! It made me laugh because we all wanted it to happen. 😂 My wife and I watch every zombie movie we can get our hands on and we really appreciated the silent artistic approach as well as not having to explain the apocalypse or every character to make the story enjoyable. I enjoyed the ending without explanation because that is a reflection of life. You're not always going to get answers to everything you have questions about. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review Marta J And finally.. A thoughtful zombie movie, that doesnt focus on slice and dice... And an ending with some Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/22/23 Full Review Ben R Ravinous is a visually captivating film set in a post-apocalyptic world. The director successfully creates an eerie atmosphere through haunting camera shots and atmospheric environments. However, the movie falls short in terms of character development, leaving me disconnected from the shallow and underdeveloped characters. While the visuals are impressive, the lack of depth in the characters prevents the film from leaving a lasting impact. Ravinous is finished, but ultimately unsatisfying, emphasizing style over substance. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/05/23 Full Review Dan D The movie was alright, but what was the point? A group of survivors wandering around aimlessly, zombie field art, killing some zombie attack victims before they turn but not didn't make sense. Was that the point, that in a zombie apocalypse there is no point? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Taylor L If you're tired of The Walking Dead taking two years and 20 episodes to take their ragtag group of survivors from one place to another, Ravenous might be the film for you; it's character-oriented but things actually happen relatively quickly and have clearly established consequences. Focusing on silence permeated by moments of violence, and in particular lingering trauma, Robin Aubert's French-language Canadian zombie flick follows in a grand tradition of using the undead as political and social allegory. The zombies in the film are destructive, but are also organized and have a semblance of their own culture (a vaguely religious tendency to gather personal objects simply to observe them; shades of Romero consumerism?). For a Canadian province that has been perpetually distinct from the rest of Canada with its unique language and traditions, coupled with increasing social movement from even further flung territories, it's difficult not to see Ravenous as a depiction of modern culture clash. Featuring echoes of Tarkovsky's lonely and desolate landscapes and slow pace, Ravenous is an interesting and welcome update to the tired zombie formula that is worth a watch. (3.5/5) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/25/22 Full Review Audience Member Lifeless and dull. Like the dead. Not the undead. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague.
Robin Aubert
Stéphanie Morissette
Robin Aubert
Production Co
La Maison de Prod
Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Canadian French
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 2, 2018
1h 43m
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