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Much like the submarine in its story, Hunter Killer cruises the murky action depths, following a perfunctory course into territory that's been charted many times before. Read critic reviews

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American submarine Capt. Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress in the Arctic Ocean. He soon learns that a secret Russian coup is in the offing, a conspiracy that threatens to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Glass must assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to sneak through enemy waters, rescue the kidnapped Russian president and prevent World War III.

Cast & Crew

Gerard Butler
Captain Joe Glass
Gary Oldman
CJCS Charles Donnegan
Common
RA John Fisk
Michael Nyqvist
Captain Andropov
Linda Cardellini
Jayne Norquist
Zane Holtz
Paul Martinelli
Caroline Goodall
President Dover
Alexander Diachenko
President Zakarin
Michael Gor
Admiral Dmitri Durov
Toby Stephens
Bill Beaman
Arne Schmidt
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Jamie Moss
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Mark Gill
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Avi Lerner
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Trevor Short
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Boaz Davidson
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Yariv Lerner
Executive Producer
Douglas Urbanski
Executive Producer
Lati Grobman
Executive Producer
Christa Campbell
Executive Producer
Arne L. Schmidt
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  • Once all this starts coming together, Hunter Killer is absorbing, even if Marsh and his screenwriters never pretend to be half as interested in their characters as they are in the submarines.

    October 31, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's nice to spend a couple of hours in a fictional world where we don't have to worry about the American president doing something ruinously idiotic and evil. It plays like a nostalgic fairy tale.

    October 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • [You'll] find more enjoyment watching a plastic yellow submarine sink to the bottom of a bathtub than watching this film.

    October 28, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Splitting the difference between scenes of Navy SEAL rescue attempts, underwater evasive maneuvers and your own countdown clock toward an incipient nap, Hunter Killer feels both generic and underheated.

    October 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • [Gerard Butler's] in uniform again on screen and he does a wonderful job.

    June 16, 2021 | Full Review…
  • A waterlogged thriller; a sopping wet excuse for Butler to grunt his way through another film that is beneath his talent.

    March 1, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 28, 2020
    Hunter Killer is an odd film. The film has little to recommend it and it's a shame when you consider the cast. The pacing is very slow and at times, needlessly tiresome. The filmmaker struggles with story beats and the overall plot has so many holes it's tough to watch. Butler is serviceable and is quite good in the thankless lead role. If Butler wasn't so watchable he would've fallen to VOD years ago. Oldman phones his performance in and it's odd seeing a gifted actor take on a one dimensional role. I had expected this might be a guilty pleasure but that wasn't the case. Flawed and not a very good thriller. 25/07/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Aug 04, 2019
    A rote B-movie, Hunter Killer is a fairly entertaining yet mediocre action film. When a US submarine is sunk in Russian waters while conducting an exercise an emergency mission is launched to investigate and discovers that a rogue element in the Russian military is attempting to cease power and start a war. Starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, and Linda Cardellini, the film has a solid cast; however, their performances are rather weak. The writing isn't very good either, as the plot is pretty outlandish and the dialog is kind of cheesy. And the CGI, though not bad, really sticks out and doesn't blend well with the live-action scenes. Still, there are some exciting and intense action sequences. Hunter Killer has its moments, but it's too ambitious for its own good.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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