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The Hunted Reviews

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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
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
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
June 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 20, 2003
Offers little more than macho bloodletting, but the macho bloodletting is primo.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 19, 2003
One of the most engrossing films to released so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 19, 2003
The Hunted rings thought from action as a solid contemplation of two men displaced in a culture that's moved past their macho-code.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 17, 2003
A better-than-average chase flick.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
March 17, 2003
For a Friedkin aficionado, this is a fantastic return to form.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)
March 17, 2003
...a refreshing action movie that relies more heavily on solid filmmaking than poorly executed, computer-generated effects.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 17, 2003
'The Hunted' is survival-of-the-fittest cinema: a stripped-down exercise in mythic chest-thumping... propelled by brief exposition and minimal dialog.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 16, 2003
A handsome programmer that skillfully barrels through its 94 minutes with hardly a wasted moment.
Joshua Tyler
March 15, 2003
Just plain hide and seek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
March 15, 2003
Suspenseful and competently made...[but] one cannot help but walk away sensing that more could have been done with the premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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July 2, 2003
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New York Daily News
April 22, 2003
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Movie Eye
March 30, 2003
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San Francisco Examiner
March 27, 2003
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