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The Hunt Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 22, 2013
Grimly one-note and miserabilist.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 13, 2013
The Hunt starts off with great promise before it fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jon Frosch
Village Voice
July 10, 2013
There's nothing worthy of love or hate in this capably made but underwhelming movie.
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
November 29, 2012
Self-satisfied and deeply cynical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Adams
Globe and Mail
December 16, 2013
The Hunt's inexorability feels derived more from thematic or ideological concerns than any organic necessity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 20, 2012
The Hunt is a "problem picture" in which the problem feels neither urgent nor especially new.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
November 30, 2012
A misogynistic little soap opera, it's beautifully acted, yes, but silly to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2013
Mads Mikkelsen is perfectly cast as a man unfairly accused of child abuse in writer/director Thomas Vinterberg's cautionary tale about small town mob justice. But like the film, there is something cold and clinical about it.
Gabrielle Bondi
The Young Folks
July 20, 2015
It's moving, yet unsettling throughout, especially with an open ending that refuses to give the audience the closure that we foolishly think we'll get.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Anna Tatarska
Movie Mezzanine
March 13, 2014
The Hunt is an extremely effective, skilfully put together psychological thriller, whose only tools are human character traits.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered
December 28, 2013
A sublime performance from Mads Mikkelsen is just one facet of a brilliant and unnerving drama that provides brutal, thought-provoking answers to the tough questions it asks.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Curtis Woloschuk
Paste Magazine
July 23, 2013
Fittingly for a film that deals with actions that can't be undone, The Hunt leaves you with a sickening feeling that's almost impossible to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
Jessica Kiang
The Playlist
July 10, 2013
The Hunt may prove stressful, frustrating, even enraging, but it's also an unbelievably effective watch, that, if nothing else signals an undeniable return to form for Vinterberg, and yet another blistering performance from Mikkelsen.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Andy Lea
Daily Star
November 26, 2012
It's not an easy watch but seeing this dignified man refusing to be cowed by his persecutors is utterly gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
May 5, 2013
...watching an intelligent discourse on such a tricky subject makes for engrossing drama, even if it comes at the expense of our protagonist: a good man stranded in the void between moral panic and due process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
December 9, 2013
Mikkelsen acts as a superb anchor, making these two hours go by somewhat rapidly. In short, he's the main reason to give this devastating analysis of truth a whirl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ian Gilchrist
November 30, 2012
The last moments of the film elicited gasps from several people in the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Sawin
August 16, 2013
The Hunt is like a low blow that keeps on swinging even when you're down and out. It is constantly putting your emotions in the crosshairs and seems to flourish the most whenever you feel your stomach drop from the hell that Lucas is put through.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
November 30, 2012
With its thumping plot points and unstoppable momentum, The Hunt marks an entirely unexpected and largely successful embrace of mainstream values.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
October 15, 2012
A common sense nightmare that's frustrating to endure but the reality of the situation may be spot on
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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