The Hunted Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 4, 2014
You leave feeling detached without a sense of intimacy or adventure.
Anton Bitel
Daily Info
June 11, 2013
If only we could sympathise with Hallam as he seems to sympathise with hunted animals, this film might engage our interest; but as it stands, the whole length of The Hunted is merely a tedious deferral of the inevitable confrontation.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
An awful and graphically violent movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 6, 2007
It's actually a tense, intelligent film, highlighting two of Friedkin's pet themes, and it deserves consideration among his best films.
Chuck O'Leary
March 5, 2006
Just like Walter Hill's Undisputed, William Friedkin's The Hunted plays a like a clinic for lean, mean, no-nonsense filmmaking.
| Original Score: 7/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Be prepared to endure pounds of painful preposterousness in return for the film's pint-sized pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
... It's the polar opposite of the stylized action popularized by The Matrix and other recent films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
With so much going right in The Hunted, it's a shame they couldn't track down a writer (three are credited) who could have figured out how to make the ending work.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
The Hunted . . . has the pacing of a chase movie, the atmosphere of a horror film and the tired formula of a morally bankrupt Tinseltown action flick.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 25, 2003
It is a tolerable film, but it is not enlightening and it sure isn't entertaining. It is underwritten ... a waste of a lot of good acting and directing talent.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 15, 2003
Sem jamais desenvolver as personalidades de seus dois protagonistas, o filme faz com que a ação pareça não ter objetivo, embora seja dirigida com competência por Friedkin, mestre do gênero.
| Original Score: 3/5
Todd Gilchrist
June 4, 2003
The Hunted is as generic and unspecial a movie as its title suggests, a loose bundle of filmmaking formulas that leaves the viewer disengaged. . .
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Leaves more loose ends than a family of octopi.
| Original Score: 2/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
May 7, 2003
Indifferently written but executed with the air of an aging artisan trying his groove back on for size.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremy Heilman
April 12, 2003
Unlike most action movies, when the characters bleed, sweat, and scar, one can't help but notice. There's an emphasis on the physicality of the actors here that elevates some of the scenes above the film's generally uninspiring intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
This exercise in entertainment futility features silly improbabilities, cheesy coincidences, and enough dunderheaded plot points to have made a terrific comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
March 28, 2003
Never as exciting as it appears it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
March 26, 2003
...a generic by-the-numbers action thriller that has all the out-of-whack suspense of a defective dental drill...a desperate need to lend this rudimentary noisemaker some impulsive personality as well as credibility.
| Original Score: 2/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 26, 2003
It's depressing enough when lousy movies manage to snag the services of one talented Oscar winner, but finding two stranded in the same drivel seems like an especially monumental waste of resources.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Addison MacDonald
Premiere Magazine
March 25, 2003
While not quite the caliber of The French Connection or To Live and Die in LA, Friedkin's latest effort will find its niche among followers who prefer a smaller story to the epic scope of most thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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