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Genre Drama
Running Time 96 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Dec 5, 2008
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Hunger (2008)

Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, 1981. The infamous H-Blocks is where Irish republican prisoners are on the Blanket and No-Wash protest. It is a living hell for both prisoner and prison officer as the H-Block leader, Bobby Sands, pursues various tactics to help his fellow republicans re-establish their political status. In order to create real change, Bobby leads a Hunger Strike to protest for special category status for republican prisoners.

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March 27, 2009 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

'Hunger" brings us into its central narrative slowly, circling it like a bird afraid to land. This is the Bobby Sands story, true, but we don't even see Sands until well into the movie.

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