"If you have ever seen an Umberto Lenzi film before, then you know what to expect. The director cut his teeth making giallo films in the 70’s, as well as cannibal films such as Man From the Deep River and Cannibal Ferox. Unsurprising, then, that this paper-thin plot is used as a vehicle for eye-gouging, throat-slitting, breast-tearing, head-popping."
"Regardless, this is all window dressing. I imagine most people are largely interested in the gag-inducing cannibalism. And on that front, cinematographer Christopher Doyle does an excellent job. The food preparation scenes are all the more disturbing for their meticulous beauty and vibrantly appealing colour palette."
"Call me jaded, perhaps, but The Green Inferno does not land as impact as the movie to which it is paying homage. And I suppose that’s the point: Cannibal Holocaust felt like the real deal.