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Ravenous (Les Affamés)

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Unique but very bloody, violent take on zombie genre.

Movie NR 2017 100 minutes
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It says their is just a joke about masturbation. It's more. Their is woman made to strip to panties and bra, not sexual.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Incredibly, this film stands out in the supersaturated and seemingly done-to-death zombie genre. Beautifully filmed and slow paced, Ravenous seems to have less in common with World War Z and The Walking Dead and more in common with the allegorical survival movie Walkabout and the gray, silent dystopia of The Road. This pace and overall aesthetic go far toward making it a zombie horror movie for those who don't really care much about zombie horror movies; conversely, while Ravenous does have plenty of frightening moments and the blood and gore expected from the genre, those expecting Hollywood-style sensory assault may find it off-putting.

If there's a "star" in this movie, it's rural Quebec. Dense forests and rolling countryside provide a stunning backdrop juxtaposed with images of shell-shocked survivors struggling to carry on. It's the kind of movie that rewards repeated viewings. (And be sure to catch the final seconds after the film's credits.) And like Night of the Living Dead, a '60s film with its obvious allusions to Cold War fears and civil rights struggles, Ravenous appears to have something deeper at work than bloodthirsty zombies.

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