The Hunt Reviews

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April 2, 2020
It's a solid throwaway B-movie that probably thinks it has more to say than it actually does but is entertaining nonetheless.
March 22, 2020
No one could possibly be offended by The Hunt, because that would require it to contain at least one comprehensible idea.
March 20, 2020
The only thing more deadly here than the bullets are the bullet points flying at you so fast, so furiously.
March 19, 2020
I walked away [thinking] that was enjoyable, but maybe it didn't have as sharp of teeth as it could have.
March 16, 2020
The Hunt is fun, frothy and yet rooted in our wounded world. And if that's not enough to persuade you - Donald Trump hates it.
March 16, 2020
A collaboration between Universal and Blumhouse this riotously violent horror-comedy deserves its second chance, though ignore critics who tell you it's as sharp as Get Out (that's fake news).
March 16, 2020
It's a movie that's trying to hold up a mirror to modern America and show us that we all need to come together or we're all going to go off the deep end and do something we really regret. Right message, wrong movie.
March 15, 2020
President Donald Trump's supporters aren't victims, they're victimizers. Shame on "The Hunt" for pandering to one of their most cherished fantasies - that they are persecuted.
March 14, 2020
The only thing worth discussing about "The Hunt" is the genius of Betty Gilpin. The story is too pat, and flat, to invite any real discussion with, or about it, but Gilpin offers up a performance that you won't be able to shake.
March 13, 2020
It's regrettable that, despite all of its jabs at relevance, the movie has no desire to actually dig into the details of the anger felt by either side of the bloodsport event it imagines.
March 13, 2020
Despite the provocative premise of liberal elitists hunting deplorables for sport, the movie is basically easy jokes and ho-hum splatter.
March 12, 2020
With the exception of a well-placed Ava DuVernay gag and one very instructive lesson on the power of a bread knife, The Hunt seems like a too obvious and disappointingly safe jab at Our Polarized Times.
March 12, 2020
This gleeful, gross-out gorefest looks as tacky and violent as its trackdown plot would suggest, and lives up to certain parts of its bad reputation. It is also funny, genuinely topical, extremely shrewd and, heaven help us, slyly wise.
March 12, 2020
In its eagerness not to condemn any political view, its points are so blurry that you have no idea what it's trying to say. Its meaning, to the degree that it has one, just slides off the screen in a jellied mess.
March 11, 2020
In the end, though you might not endorse every aspect of "The Hunt," you will probably recognize it as a useful movie.
March 11, 2020
"The Hunt" has been cast as The Enemy by both sides in our cultural trench warfare, and that's not only wrong but proof of the problem. The movie sees the enemy, and the enemy is us.
March 11, 2020
'The Hunt," a movie straining so hard to be edgily of-the-moment that it can't help but be utterly irrelevant, strives to impress viewers with sadistic killings, oozing viscera and extravagant gushers of blood.
March 11, 2020
"The Hunt" lacks the courage of its presumed convictions, displaying no more than a determination to make as much cash as possible by exploiting national divisions less covetous individuals are despairing of rather than monetizing.
March 11, 2020
A thinly sketched out, wildly violent satire, one that rather cynically uses the current backdrop of partisan tribalism as the hook for an old-time exploitation piece.
March 11, 2020
[I]t's a parade of insufferable, on-the-nose references whose targets vary by the scene, with a quick trip to a refugee camp at one point just to underline the film's self-satisfied belief in its own edginess.
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