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The Hunter

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

April 06, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Daniel Nettheim

Starring :

Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor, Sullivan Stapleton, Dan Wyllie, Callan Mulvey, Jacek Koman, Morgana Davies, Maia Thomas, John Brumpton

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : A-

“..the rain and snow that you'll see in the film weren't produced with special effects..”
by Matthew Toomey [The Film Pie]
“..the film is worth checking out..”
by Micael Mirza [College Movie Review]
4.5 of 5

“..the director of this eco-thriller, keeps the tension at a high point throughout the film as the loggers..”
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat [Spirituality and Practice]
Review rate : C-

“..pursing this simplistic and maudlin plotline..”
by Matt Goldberg [Collider]
“..one that could legitimately go against the tide of aggression..”
by Richard Gray [The Reel Bits]
2.5 of 5

“..makes his background and his motives uncertain..”
by Shannon Harvey [The West]
3 of 4

“..landscapes a run for their money in terms of cinematic beauty..”
by Clembastow [TheVine]
2 of 5

“..however, "The Hunter" loses its way..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
7 of 10

“..holds your attention like a pair of big, inquisitive eyes..”
by Michelle Orange [Movieline]
2 of 5

“..have put out the unwelcome mat, and are threatening violence and worse..”
by Leigh Paatsch [Adelaide Now]
3.5 of 5

“..a little more obvious than psychologically thrilling..”
by lice Tynan [Lime Light]
4 of 5

“..a journey of discovery..”
by Inespereyra [Australian Film Review]

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