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The Hunted Reviews

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May 4, 2014
You leave feeling detached without a sense of intimacy or adventure.
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.
December 28, 2010
An awful and graphically violent movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
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+
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
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.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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
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
June 19, 2003
There is a chase sequence between Hallam and Bonham through the streets of Portland that begins promisingly enough, but soon becomes so ungainly I had no idea what was up and where was down.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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. . .
May 20, 2003
Leaves more loose ends than a family of octopi.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
March 28, 2003
Never as exciting as it appears it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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
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