Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. 90
    This is a superior horror film. It hits hard and fast, letting up only to inject some black humor and amp up the tension again before coming back for more. Feast is nasty, brutish, and short, just like Hobbes said all horror flicks should be.
  2. Feast isn't quite demented enough to reach Raimi-an heights, but Gulager uses parts of the monster-movie buffalo even the buffalo didn't know existed.
  3. 63
    The highlight is a meta touch: A funny on-screen résumé is posted each time we meet a new character.
  4. 63
    Winds up being rather fun. It's not great, but it's certainly not the worst monster movie that I've sat through -- that might be 2003's "Darkness Falls."
  5. Contains no shocks. But it works as a funny and slicker-than-expected parody of the genre.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Esposito
    50
    Follows a common horror flick recipe (people under siege from hungry monsters--so much for Greenlight's search for originality), adding a dash of humor to keep things from becoming too much of a checklist.
  7. 50
    Feast isn't the least bit artful, but it is gleefully gruesome, which may be all one can ask of a no-budget monster movie.
  8. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Forgettable fun for the undiscriminating.
  9. Reviewed by: Michael Esposito
    42
    Fans of horror-comedy probably will enjoy this movie, even though chuckles outnumber scares.
  10. 42
    Gulager shows that he truly is PGL's most gifted alumnus.
  11. A sad farewell to the promising Project Greenlight concept, this Feast leaves viewers with nothing satisfying to tuck into.
  12. 40
    It's gooey fun for the first reel or two despite an abundance of close-ups that render the frantic action nearly unreadable.
  13. 38
    John Gulager's directing debut is horror at its most reductive and least resonant.
  14. Reviewed by: Dan Zak
    30
    What's the difference between Feast and, say, "Alien" or "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," all of which share the same plot? Patience. Feast lacks it.
  15. 0
    Zero-star movies are a rare and terrifying breed - films that warrant recommendation only as an alternative to physical distress.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    10
    Feast is enjoyable, but dumb horror film that will absolutely blow you away with its ultra-gory practical effects and its intense action sequences. It is a well-done production, which is obvious because the Executive Producers are Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Wes Craven and Chris Moore. It is a throw back to the 70's horror slasher films and it is funny as hell, scary and entertaining. With twists, chills and thrills that are shockingly good and entertaining. Full Review »
  2. Jul 28, 2014
    10
    Feast: 10 out of 10: Wow this is the way B-movie horror should be done. The fact it came out of that self important coming of age auteur factory Project Greenlight is even more of a miracle.

    First of all the movie has an undeniable cool factor about it. Henry Rollins as a second rate Tony Robbins, a Jason Mewes joke, and a truly funny self referential anyone can and will die at anytime vibe all in the first ten minutes sets the table for a cool fun ride.

    The movie involves people inside a bar and monsters outside trying to get in. Nothing more. It turns into a surprisingly action packed film for what is basically a one set Rio Bravo remake. Like Shaun of the Dead (Another better than anyone could of hoped horror comedy) the characters make the difference.

    There is plenty of cannon fodder (Introduced in an almost to long for its own good style of captions rating the various bar patrons survivability) and eye candy and best of all a surprising amount of x-rated violence. (There isn't a body fluid not featured in the movie. Finally an unrated cut that is truly unrated and not just an "R" with some deleted exposition scenes.)

    The movie wisely never explains what the monsters are or how they got there. It concentrates on the real time survival of the bar patrons. Did I mention that anyone can die at anytime? Even your best horror movie watching radar will be put to the test as you try to figure out who among the rabble are the prerequisite hero and heroine.

    Plenty of fun and action and style cover any of the rough spots. Simply a great B movie.
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  3. AnujP.
    Sep 16, 2007
    7
    Not a horror movie, more of a thriller. Very predictable story. acts of monster not highlighted properly, and monster not up to the mark Anyways worth watching once. Full Review »