Hunter Gatherer Reviews

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October 3, 2019
Hunter Gatherer ascends to an unexpected eloquence in its final moments, a poignant elevation from the draconian designations heralded by its title.
July 16, 2019
The cycle of the blind self-delusion is its own prison, but the beauty here is the time these two men share as cell mates.
August 21, 2018
A beguiling odd couple you won't soon forget.
August 6, 2018
[Josh Locy's] vision is a realistic one, with whimsical montages sprinkled in... making this somber indie comedy definitely one worth seeking out.
January 30, 2018
A deliberately offbeat characterization of mental illness, Hunter Gatherer is ultimately a failed act of empathy.
December 19, 2017
Josh Locy's dramedy appears to aim for a whimsical but bittersweet vibe... It's a tricky tone to capture, but there are great performances from both actors.
February 2, 2017
By turns whimsical and touching.
January 13, 2017
Locy's good intentions and optimistic worldview take him only so far, and he struggles to find a fitting capper for his story. But the performances and the characters linger in your mind.
January 12, 2017
The deck (and performance) stacked as they are - the guy is even determined to put an end to his illiteracy - rookie writer-director Joshua Locy makes it difficult to dislike the hapless jamoke.
January 5, 2017
Royo turns Ashley into a merry Don Quixote, a man who believes his pursuit of romance, no matter how doomed, ennobles his many failings. His performance is brimming with vitality, masking an inner heartbreak that only comes out in a touching finale.
December 30, 2016
Andre Royo is remarkable as Ashley Douglas, the film's optimistic and opportunistic protagonist.
November 22, 2016
With great casting and a stellar performance by Andre Royo, Hunter Gatherer is a film that questions and celebrates the eternal optimist.
November 21, 2016
Displays enough originality to mark its tyro filmmaker, whose only previous credits are as actor and production designer, as a talent to watch.
November 17, 2016
Royo keeps the picture grounded, and its closing passages vibrate with real power.
November 16, 2016
Andre Royo shines in a fabulist comedy that laughs at Trump's idea of Black America.
November 16, 2016
Josh Locy makes a noteworthy feature debut with this big-hearted but flawed indie dramedy that provides a prime showcase for talented character actor Andre Royo.
November 16, 2016
A quiet, gentle film, laid back without seeming sluggish.
November 15, 2016
A sweet, shambling poem to the tenacity of hope and the sustaining power of friendship, "Hunter Gatherer" joins two luckless strivers on a picaresque journey to nowhere.
November 15, 2016
"Hunter Gatherer" is a warmly eccentric little indie that's amusing, authentic and works against expectation.
November 14, 2016
Locy infuses the film with empathy and wit, and his grandly bittersweet imagination pulls the story toward tragedy, but he also plays loosely with stereotypes better left behind.
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