The Hunted - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hunted Reviews

March 20, 2003
Ludicrous, plotless, ho-hum tale of lurid confrontation.
March 18, 2003
There's too much talent on-screen and behind the camera for The Hunted to be dull, but it is predictable and disappointing, and we seem to be missing about a half-hour's worth of scenes that would have brought some depths to these characters.
March 18, 2003
Essentially a reheating of 1982's First Blood ... but the fallout this time is simultaneously more ruthless, less emotional, and duller.
March 17, 2003
By stripping an action thriller this close to the bone, director William Friedkin has removed too much meat.
March 16, 2003
This is schlock -- by-the-numbers action that ignores character development to the point where we find it hard to care whether L.T. catches Hallam or whether they end up running after each other until the world ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2003
Has so little going for it, you wonder if you've missed something.
March 14, 2003
A good ride, briskly paced, well played and vividly photographed.
March 14, 2003
An unpleasant action suspenser more dedicated to hurtling relentlessly forward than to vesting audience interest.
March 14, 2003
Friedkin is in his element.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2003
The Hunted serves mostly as a reminder that three Academy Award winners are as capable of making a silly movie as anyone.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 14, 2003
Technically, it's well made, but it wasn't worth making.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 14, 2003
The Hunted isn't exactly fraught with psychological depth and nuance, but as a stalker-stalkee suspenser, the pic has some nice things going for it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2003
The generic title is your first clue that The Hunted is run-of-the-mill.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2003
Things take off immediately and stay in motion for 90 solid, economical minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 14, 2003
Although it is a rough ride, The Hunted is also an exciting one. But no tracking skills were needed to follow its well-traveled cinematic road.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 14, 2003
The Hunted isn't grand cinema, but it's a good jog around the action flick track. Sort of like The Fugitive, except ...
Read More | Original Score: B
March 14, 2003
An intense, if terse, character study that does not let us settle into comfortable delineations of good and evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2003
The sight of Jones expending his sizable acting chops on this piece of macho blowhard fluff is distressing only if you can't relax and appreciate The Hunted on a camp level, where it functions quite hilariously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 14, 2003
You got your hunted, you got your hunter, and away they go. And go and go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2003
The Hunted has little to recommend it but some well-staged hand-to-hand combat, scenes in which, thankfully, no one double-back-flips into trees with the help of wires and digital doodling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2003
At a little more than 90 minutes, The Hunted has the feel of something that has been severely chopped.
Read More | Original Score: C-
March 14, 2003
In the running for is the year's dullest thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 14, 2003
Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro batter each other to a bloody pulp in this utterly brain-dead and depressing 'thriller.'
March 14, 2003
What makes the movie fresh is that it doesn't stand back and regard its pursuit as an exercise, but stays very close to the characters and focuses on the actual physical reality of their experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 13, 2003
Here we go again with Tommy Lee Jones chasing a fugitive, right out of ... what was that movie called?
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 13, 2003
A remarkably stupid and unpleasant chase picture.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 13, 2003
This isn't a movie: it's a police report and the strictly-the-facts terseness of the story makes this more than clear.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 13, 2003
The film has great forward thrust -- Friedkin's a full-throttle guy -- and the director knows where to put the camera.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2003
As a whole, The Hunted will not stick with you. But individual moments will be hard to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 13, 2003
The Hunted is so openly, defiantly derivative of 1982's First Blood, you figure there has to be a copyright lawsuit brewing right this very minute.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2003
Not much more than a glossy, caffeine-jacked re-do of Rambo.
March 13, 2003
The Hunted stalks the masculine psyche with sharp knives, but it tracks its audience too noisily to bag us.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 13, 2003
The new psychological thriller The Hunted, proves once again that even performances by two Academy Award-winning actors -- in this case Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro -- can't save a misconceived, misguided project and a one-note premise.
March 13, 2003
An enjoyable movie that keeps hinting at something deeper that it doesn't deliver.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2003
There's more suspense over which star got top billing than over who's going to pummel whom into submission.
Read More | Original Score: D-
March 12, 2003
Just a Rambo rehash.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4