Hunters: Season 1 (2016)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

The visibly low-budget Hunters unsuccessfully searches for a well-executed plot in a forest of common tropes and cheap clichés.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 80
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Air date: Apr 11, 2016
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Inspired by author Whitley Strieber's novel "Alien Hunter," Season 1 of "Hunters" follows Baltimore FBI agent and former soldier Flynn Carroll (Nathan Phillips) as he searches for his missing wife, Abby (Laura Gordon). During his search, he stumbles upon a secret government organization. Determined to uncover the link between Abby's disappearance and the terrorists, Carroll joins the group's team of terrorist-fighting hunters.

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Critic Reviews for Hunters Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Honestly, I seldom had any idea what was going on in the first hour of Hunters, which flashes back and forward and features hallucinations and nightmares, with action shot mostly in the dark.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Things get bloody but boring in the war on alien terror.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Clunky dialogue and an uninspired visual style seal 'Hunters' fate, despite McMahon's best efforts.

Apr 13, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Grim, humorless, and instantly off-putting -- the shot of a naked, bloody woman being kept prisoner in a cage is your early warning -- Hunters is a misfire from the Syfy network.

Apr 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Based on the first episode, Hunters is a really bad series bogged down with mediocre aspirations, pathetic execution, and a student-film budget.

Apr 12, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm not sure if there'll be a person in America who'll feel emotionally invested in Flynn's plight. And if the series is meant to be any metaphorical commentary on our real-world war on terrorism, well, that's not immediately evident either.

Apr 12, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Hunters borrows many familiar beats from other TV shows and films. Too bad it doesn't weave those samples into a wholly original or inspiring new tune.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Why are they here and what do they want? I watched a couple of hours of this dreck and I have no clue.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Hunters is a dour sci-fi procedural whose every story beat is joylessly copied from more interesting shows, and whose pretensions toward political allegory are too simplistic to be truly offensive.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hunters seems as if it might be too convoluted and coy to be worth the mental energy.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hunters: Season 1

  • Jul 28, 2016
    Somebody at SyFy forgot to pay "Top Critics / Paid Critics" to write a review. Hunters was a little slow the first few episodes; however, picked up as it got into the back stories of the characters. Sad, very sad we will not get a season 2.
  • Jul 24, 2016
    Good show with potential for more.
  • Jul 11, 2016
    Pretty awesome. Cool action scenes. 9/10
  • Jun 28, 2016
    It's a good sci-fi tv series. It has a certain je ne sais quoi, a good suspense and intrigue that can captivate the audience
  • Jun 17, 2016
    I don't know why the critics panned it . I thought it was pretty good.
  • Jun 09, 2016
    There are things I find about this series interesting. I'm at episode 5 and feel like its better than what a lot of the critics are saying. There are obvious annoyances that would be spoilers so I'll not mention them. It might be that I'm just in need of something new so it seems better than it is. I do like the language that they've created, but I dislike the obvious rips from Predator or Star Trek Voyager's hunters.
  • May 31, 2016
    Overall this is an AWESOME SHOW! Given the absolute garbage that gets ratings, including some SyFy shows, I am beyond convinced America is a nation of dolts, morons and imbeciles!!
  • May 30, 2016
    not that bad at all. Nice acting from Britne Oldford & Nathan Phillips.
  • May 25, 2016
    I like it, no matter what... fck the bad reviews
  • May 03, 2016
    This show is so terrible, inane plot, mediocre acting and premise is just retarded.

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