Hunters: Season 1 Reviews

April 12, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 11, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 11, 2016
Hunters seems as if it might be too convoluted and coy to be worth the mental energy.
April 11, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2016
Utterly generic, conceptually cynical and instantly forgettable, the two-word pitch for "Hunters" was pretty clearly "Alien terrorists!"
May 3, 2016
Things get bloody but boring in the war on alien terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 13, 2016
Clunky dialogue and an uninspired visual style seal 'Hunters' fate, despite McMahon's best efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2016
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.
April 12, 2016
Based on the first episode, Hunters is a really bad series bogged down with mediocre aspirations, pathetic execution, and a student-film budget.
April 11, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2016
Why are they here and what do they want? I watched a couple of hours of this dreck and I have no clue.
April 11, 2016
The show's best attribute is the sound effect that makes good use of a bug-like clicking noise to represent the aliens. But that's not enough to recommend this blah, bungled effort.
April 11, 2016
Not even an anti-terrorism hero as dynamic as Jack Bauer could bring life to a project as numbingly generic as Syfy's dreary Hunters.
April 7, 2016
An enthusiastic step back for a network that was starting to find its voice again, Hunters is a self-serious mess that finds none of the humor, fun, or danger in its alien terrorism set-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10