Ravenous

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This peculiar, funny addition to the already out-there cannibal sub-genre is your basic black-comedy horror Western with metaphorical overtones. Call it Dances with Werewolves. The year is 1847. Fresh from the Mexican American war, Capt John Boyd (Pearce) is transferred to a remote, sparsely populated army fort in the high Nevadas. Hot on his heels comes the stricken figure of a Scot, Colqhoun (Carlyle), with a cannibal tale to chill even the bravest of them. Colqhoun escaped, hoping to save the last of the women, so Boyd and Colonel Hart (Jones) lead a rescue party with Colqhoun as guide. What they encounter is more terrifying than they ever imagined. Antonia Bird (Priest) was the third director on what was evidently a troubled shoot, and it's not a neat and tidy piece of work. But whoever wanted a neat, tidy comic horror Western? Carlyle acts his socks off, Pearce endures against terrible odds, and the action is confidently handled. As bizarre as its Michael Nyman-Damon Albarn bluegrass score, this is a gourmet dish for midnight movie ghouls.
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UK release:

1999

Duration:

101 mins

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SRH

This is not a film I would have gone to the cinema to see but from the comfort of my living room I enjoyed it. Carlyle's acting was as always good and the plot was querky enough to keep me interested. The film provided enough tension without being overly gory. Well worth a night in.

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This movie is a giant, stupid, piece of crap! I can't believe anyone would like this movie. It was too predictable and boring. I did not laugh at the "so-called humor" in this crap!