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The Hunting Party Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 19, 2007
It's a testament to the convictions of Gere and Howard that the movie succeeds at all; without them, The Hunting Party would continually be shooting itself in the foot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 17, 2007
Immersed in cynicism and dark humour, this movie wins us over early on and then holds our attention with a compelling story and a trio of interesting central characters.
| Original Score: 78/100
Sean O'Connell
September 17, 2007
wants to cover a lot of ground, but shortchanges most of it.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
September 15, 2007
It's likely you've heard that "war has its bright side," but in The Hunting Party, Duck (Terrence Howard) speaks with the sort of authority that comes with experience, as if he's telling you something you don't know.
Susan Granger
September 15, 2007
A cynical political thriller about reckless TV journalists-turned-bounty hunters, highlighting the absurdity of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
September 14, 2007
Politics aside, The Hunting Party is a breezy, occasionally bumpy ride that ultimately becomes a satisfying journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jane Stevenson
Jam! Movies
September 14, 2007
All you need to know about The Hunting Party is the film's opening disclaimer: "Only the most ridiculous parts of this story are true."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
September 14, 2007
[Director] Shepard strikes just the right absurd, satirical tone until near the end, when he allows the film to wrap up a bit too conveniently.
Kit Bowen
September 14, 2007
The Hunting Party combines just the right amount of dark humor and war-is-hell mentality to show what happens when war journalists take matters into their own hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
September 14, 2007
...plays like the gonzo journalism version of Hotel Rwanda, with genocide and jokes sharing equal screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
September 14, 2007
A sour, disenchanted war comedy that affects a breezy style, The Hunting Party was originally called Spring Break in Bosnia.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
September 13, 2007
A political statement cloaked in the animal skin of satire, Party is more easily digested as a highly effective acting exercise than a brutal karate-chop to geopolitical-soft minds.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
September 13, 2007
Has a few moments of Hunter Thompsonish comic inspiration, but its vibe feels more untethered by the minute.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 13, 2007
[A] bitterly funny pill of a flick...
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 13, 2007
The Hunting Party is a not dark enough, not comic enough dark comedy about the aftermath of the Serbo-Bosnian War.
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Kohn
New York Press
September 13, 2007
The Hunting Party, a misguided espionage spoof directed by Richard Shepard, needlessly insists on the veracity of its plot- -- and that tactic leads to its undoing.
Cole Smithey
September 13, 2007
"The Hunting Party" is a would-be political satire that paints itself into a corner before leaving a trail of unsightly footprints.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
September 12, 2007
A Wild Hog dumps the motorcycle and goes hunting for a war criminal.
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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 12, 2007
The whole is reasonably diverting, but on the other hand not very special.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 10, 2007
Gere and Howard elevate a reality-based thriller into a dynamic character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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