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The Hunting Party Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

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 Source: | Original Score: 7/10

March 22, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 6, 2010

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2008
Heather Huntington

Tense, funny, disturbing and touching from moment one.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

August 26, 2008
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

The most intriguing parts of this film are contained in the voice-over montage in the beginning and a surprise ending, leaving a lot of filler in the middle.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 6/10

March 3, 2008
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Ludicrous, bewildering, and largely true (at least the "most ridiculous parts" according to the film's preface), it plays like an adventure story written by Kafka

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: A

February 22, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Gere has so much fun in his role it's almost unfair that he was paid for his efforts.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

January 22, 2008
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...the cinematic equivalent of a loud and goofy garage band that hasn't quite mastered the art of staying in tune but sometimes hits you right in the happy zone.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 86/100

October 15, 2007
Michael Dequina

Whenever the film threatens to get bogged down in self-seriousness, Shepard quickly retreats to satiric cynicism.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2007
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Gere is almost unmatched at portraying wacky characters like Hunt. He is so charismatic that you believe he can charm, manipulate and/or con just about anyone.

Full Review

September 25, 2007
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

It's a funny, horrible story (with black humor of the sort many war correspondents write about), shot mostly in Croatia and nicely paced.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

September 22, 2007
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Writer-director Richard Shepard's humor is tempered by a deadly serious undercurrent.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 21, 2007

Hopefully, The Hunting Party will find the success it needs to keep Shepard making off-center movies because Hollywood doesn't always reward hard-to-categorize films like this one.

Full Review Source: UGO

September 21, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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...The Hunting Party still is a movie worth chasing down.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

The performances are solid , the settings authentic and the film's vein of bleak humor refreshing.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic does make room for the latest, loose-screw character part in the reinvention of Gere's career.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times

It's easy to get lost in the movie's zingy blend of the serious and the ironic.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times | Original Score: B+

September 21, 2007
Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
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As they say, the difference between movies and real life is that real life does not have to make sense. And that is what it takes to make crazy times real to us in a way that the truth cannot convey.

Full Review | Original Score: B+

September 21, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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...The Hunting Party derives much of its tension from watching seemingly 'normal' people doing seriously insane stuff.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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August 1, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 15, 2007

Screen International
September 15, 2007
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