The Hunting Party (2007)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: The Hunting Party is tonally awkward: its shifts from dark satire to serious political thriller create an uneven film, despite best efforts from its game leads.


Movie Info

An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside distribution for a film written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador).

Rating: R (for strong language and some violent content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Shepard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 22, 2008
Box Office: $0.8M
Runtime:
The Weinstein Company/MGM - Official Site

Cast


as Franklin Harris

as Girl at Awards Cerem...

as Mirjana

as Sexy Assistant

as Duck's Girlfriend

as Boris

as TriBeCa Loft Girl

as Journalist #1

as Journalist #2

as Journalist #3

as Journalist #4

as Journalist #5

as Journalist #6

as Srdjan

as Nine Fingered Man

as Roadhouse Waiter

as Man With Scar

as Solitary Man

as Old Lady Gardening

as Young Boy

as Bar Patron #1

as Bar Patron #2

as Thug #1

as Thug #2

as Fox's Man With Gun

as Commando #1

as CIA Operative

as Old Man With Guitar

as Journalist #2
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Critic Reviews for The Hunting Party

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (30)

The action plot is lousy with cliched suspense scenes of back-road executions halted at the last possible instant.

Full Review… | December 17, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

By the time the end credits roll, you're still not sure what kind of movie The Hunting Party is supposed to be, other than just queasy.

September 22, 2007
Miami Herald
Top Critic

...The Hunting Party still is a movie worth chasing down.

Full Review… | September 21, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

The Hunting Party is a complete bust, but the ways in which it fails are interesting.

Full Review… | September 21, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's not a bad story as far as it goes, and says a lot about the strange culture war journalism ... [but] no story, no matter how interesting, can't do without a little bit of the Hollywood treatment, and "The Hunting Party" suffers that in spades.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011
ComingSoon.net

Features some truly outrageous events.... But filmmaker Shepard struggles to avoid action and comedy cliches

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for The Hunting Party

½

The actors seem to be having a lot of fun and the dialogue is mostly very funny, but it is really hard to buy into most of this ludicrous "based in real events" plot that has a major revenge cliché as motivation for the main character and is a tonal mess in its stupid third act.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This film about journalists on the hunt for a Serbian war criminal suffers from being a bit undecided what exactly it wants to be. Sometimes it's a really dark commentary on the meaningless and brutality of war, the necessity to report about it as it is and then it tries to be some kind of satire, which just does not fit together that well. Whenever it concentrates on the ruined Bosnian houses, cities, and the lonely hills and forests, with the protagonists traveling through that hostile environment it has some really good moments. The humor seems out of place then, and the final info texts before the end credits try to make it look like a much quirkier film than it was or should have been, for that matter. Technically and as far as the acting is concerned, there is no reason to complain.For a film that is trying to portray reality the solution to the story comes a bit too easily and realistically. Entertaining but not entirely satisfying.

ironclad1609
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

This is a very well done, really exciting movie. I am starting to search out anything with Richard Gere in it, anymore. He doesn't do a ton of movies, but what he does do always proves to be of really good quality

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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