Notebook Reviews: RAVENOUS

4 out of 5 stars

Antonia Bird – 1999

A bizarre and darkly comic horror-western, Antonia Bird’s Ravenous is a uniquely entertaining slice of cinema. The film features some great set-pieces and the first hour is stunning – it loses some momentum after that but it’s still impressive stuff.

The performances are are all top-notch with great turns in particular from Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough and Jeffrey Jones. It also has a fantastic score by Michael Nyman and Blur‘s Damon Albarn 

Tense, quirky and throughly entertaining, Ravenous is a film worth seeking out.