Omnivoros (2013) Review

omnivoros reviewSynopsis: Marcos Vela is a prestigious gastronomic journalist who accepts the request of an independent publisher to write an article on the recent emergence of the Clandestine Restaurants. What started as a usual journalistic investigation, will turn into a terrible nightmare where no one is who seems to be and which will end in a surprising and unexpected ending.

My Quick Review: For some reason, I’m not a big fan of movies depicting cannibalism. But the 5mn introduction of Omnivoros just changed my mind.

The scene involving a young Dimos with his dying mon is disturbing in so many ways that I knew I would be in for a wild ride (and enjoying myself along the way).

Unfortunately, the rest of the movie never really holds up to this promising start.

Omnivoros beneficiates from an interesting backgorund story, the clandestine restaurants, where forbidden/dangerous meals are being eaten and I would have loved to see this story developed a bit more. We also never really know what bring this group of people to enjoy human meat (except for the host) and for those reasons, together with a messy script, Omnivoros never really manages to elevate its material.

Another weakness of the movie lies within its actors. Most of the acting feels wooden and nobody seems to have more than one expression on their faces. There are some eye candy for boobs lover but nothing impressive in terms of performance.

Omnivoros has a strong opening and an interesting conclusion, but everything else in between would have beneficiated from more polishing.

My Rating: 6/10