The Hunting Ground

2015

The Hunting Ground

Critics Consensus

The Hunting Ground isn't director Kirby Dick's strongest work as a filmmaker, but the movie's powerful message more than trumps any technical weaknesses.

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From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice - despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. (C) Radius-TWC

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  • An important film to see for parents, students and anyone involved with academia.

    Apr 24, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Important but devastating viewing.

    Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • When and where your frustration and anger boil over while watching "The Hunting Ground" is an individual experience, one that will be different for everyone who sees it.

    Apr 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Hunting Ground qualifies as activist filmmaking. More power to it. You can read all the statistics you want, but there's no substitute for bearing witness - especially in such overwhelming numbers.

    Apr 9, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • The Hunting Ground is a clear piece of survivors' advocacy. Dick's purpose is not to be fair to both sides. But is that such a problem when no one has been fair to his subjects?

    Apr 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Hunting Ground finds a narrative spine in the story of two rape victims: Andrea Pino and Annie E. Clark, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who wound up launching their own grassroots investigation into the epidemic.

    Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/4

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