Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018)

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Detainees from the detention center on Christmas Island recount their stories to a trauma therapist who attempts to advocate their cause. Covering the ancient traditions of humans and animals on the island, and the many secrets that will never be known in the jungle, the movement of both species is examined as they attempt to survive.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

Island of the Hungry Ghosts casts an undeniably hypnotic spell. The documentary also serves as an important reminder that the United States is far from alone in mistreating its would-be immigrants.

March 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is at once acutely distressing and quite lovely, transforming the island into something primitive and inscrutable.

March 7, 2019 | Full Review…

This might almost be the island of The Tempest, a place with a stark message for humanity.

January 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A fierce, valuable, compassionate film.

January 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Aesthetically speaking, all the footage here is worthwhile, it's just the film makes its point a little too swiftly and obviously.

January 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Affecting and disquieting, it's an audiovisual braided essay about displacement and the limits of empathy ... Hungry Ghosts, though, makes poetry of despair, inertia, failure...

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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