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Hunger

3 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by Steve McQueen

With the exception of Julian Schnabel, visual artists have had a tough time at the cinema, but like the American painter before him, Britain's Steve McQueen beat the odds with the award-winningHunger. In his visceral depiction of a political hunger strike, … see full wiki

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Director: Steve McQueen
2 reviews about Hunger
review by . February 15, 2011
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***1/2 out of ****      "Hunger" is the kind of film that most will find difficult to watch and on the contrary, difficult to ignore. It's hard for this one to pass under your radar, especially when you're someone like me. The film sounded interesting, and that's why I wanted to watch it. And like all "disturbing" movies, I felt rewarded in the end. This is a great film; one that works because it is artistic and well-made. There are moments which …
review by . December 29, 2009
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In spite of the care and patient control with which this powerful film is shot and edited, "Hunger" is a deeply visceral and moving film, featuring a brilliant performance by Michael Fassbender in the lead role. There are scenes of violent and intense brutality here, but what is more powerful are the simple shots, of a face, of a look, of a gesture, washing hands, of sores on the back of a dying prisoner. While the film is based on real events, with deep political ramifications, the film itself …
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