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'The Green Inferno': EW review

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Eduardo Moreno

The Green Inferno

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/25/15
performer:
Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy
director:
Eli Roth
genre:
Adventure, Horror

We gave it a C

In Eli Roth’s homage to ’80s Italian cannibal films, a dozen young, attractive eco-idealists head into the Peruvian jungle to protest industrialists displacing indigenous tribes. But soon they’re captured by primitives and become dinner. The Green Inferno is less a riff on spaghetti splatter flicks like Cannibal Holocaust than a desperate-to-shock pastiche of guts and gore served with a wink to audiences with strong stomachs. You know who you are. C