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1,424 Ratings



Directed by Julia Ducournau
France, Belgium, 2016
Drama, Horror


Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world.

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Raw Directed by Julia Ducournau
The film’s bursts of intensity are memorable not because of the level of carnage they feature, but courtesy of the concepts they showcase. It’s repulsive not just because it depicts something that people instinctively recoil from, but because the movie demands that you experience it alongside its doe-eyed heroine as she reluctantly finds herself shifting toward being a predator.
March 27, 2017
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As it moves along, Raw gradually gathers into a veritable fury of bloodshed and sexual abandon, as Justine loses her virginity to the gay Adrien, Alexia offers her own lessons on the cannibalistic practices that turn out to be a family inheritance, and all the while the film earns extra credit for its packed-party choreography.
March 10, 2017
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Raw," Julia Ducournau’s jangly opera of sexual and dietary awakening, is an exceptionally classy-looking movie about deeply horrifying behavior. Infusing each scene with a cold, unwelcoming beauty, the Belgian cinematographer Ruben Impens makes his camera complicit in the trashy goings-on. Sneaking beneath bedsheets and sliding over young flesh, his lens takes us places we may not want to go.
March 09, 2017
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What are people saying?

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Raw

    Youth culture — its urges, perils, and emptiness — as a Lynchian nightmare, with a dollop of Cronenberg’s body horror. Julia Ducournau’s incisive examination of the shit society heaps at the feet of unprepared young women is more insightful than any straight coming-of-age drama in recent memory. Guided by powerful work from the young Garance Marillier and an eclectic score. The ending had me yelling in shock.

  • Tiago Gonçalves's rating of the film Raw

    Stepping out of your comfort zone, trying to fit in new cliques and finding your true self. These are the struggles of every fresh college student, even if you like your meat slightly under medium rare. Such a glorious debut for Julia Ducournau!

  • elenagallen's rating of the film Raw

    Raw builds up tension with sibylline brilliance. Its visual narrative is rare as in innovative though straight-forward. An artistic achievement with female signature. I mention Ducournau's genre because its bliss to see new languages or new use of former ones. And yes - with the rise of female directors this sense of cinematic freshness will no longer be a beautiful oddity, but the rule.

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Raw

    Call me crazy, but I just wish it had gone further. The thing that really stops it from being excellent is its tendency of always bringing insane back to reality. That being said, this is a really good horror movie - with wonderful scenes for the fans of gore. With that hand on combining freak and blood, I can't wait to see what Ducournau brings up next. Thumbs up horror.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Raw

    Really started off well with interest and potential but went ahead and discarded the vegetarian debate and devolved into a brainless teen horror. If it wasn't for the incredible performance by Marillier I would have switch off very early. 2 stars

  • Palmat's rating of the film Raw

    Decent movie with an interesting premise that is unfortunately squandered by meandering plotting and direction. The actors are good but dialogue and the narrative is not as strong as it needs to be. The movie never caught fire which left me quite uninvolved . Still there are flashes of genious here and there and there is promise. Maybe next time...

  • Thayná de Paula's rating of the film Raw

    not (far from) perfect but I'm giving it 5 stars for the experience - even though it's not as explicit as I thought it would be, it's fairly well constructed to the point that it made me uncomfortable sometimes (but I've got personal issues on account too) - and because I'm a sucker for female crazies and body horror, hell yes, two of my favorite things.

  • LauraPalmer's rating of the film Raw

    "Kuru: a rare progressive fatal prion disease that resembles Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and has occurred among tribespeople in eastern New Guinea who engaged in a form of ritual cannibalism—called also laughing death, laughing sickness. One hypothesis was that Kuru is a symptom of demon possession or a manifestation of sorcery". This is not a film, this is an experience.

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