A lighter hearted take on human hunting. Plenty of good action sequences, the hand grenade explosions were a bit more realistic than in most films, no 30ft ball of fire to go with them but, the bullets from the high power rifles travelled a bit slow in the first gunfire scene, the bullets arrived after the bang from the guns.
Definitely worth a watch!
Fun movie with a badass female lead. Kind of formulaic, but with enough twists to keep you entertained. The questions on where and what country they are in, with the train load of people and the camp, made it even more interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed enough to watch it twice.
This idea of this film is not new, but i liked the execution of the where the film goes. Good action and acting, everyone's believable.
COMEDY/action/thriller. I love a good ol' political p!ss take. Extremism and mob rules mentality are fantastically out of control here in the "YOU ASS A" and this little entertaining feature well sums that up. This is a magnifying glass for those on either side... and yes, it's funny.
I've seen this directors other work like "Compliance", but don't expect that same kind of terror, shock and heaviness. This one is a ridiculous roller coaster ride.
When I originally saw the trailer for this I thought it was going to be more serious but it turned out to be quite campy and I enjoyed it. The style of humor in this movie is right on par with that of Happy Death Day. That twist at the house was surprising. Betty Gilpin did a great job kicking butt and delivering snark. [SPOILER]Now we're left to wonder about Don.
It's EFING great! That's it.
Pretty good movie. Don't expect a blockbuster or anything phenomenal and you'll be rewarded nonetheless with a very decent film that is fun, tragic, interesting and entertaining. Well acted, well made, not too long, not too short, not over or under done, just a little flat now and then. But give it a chance. It's worth it for sure. Not spectacular in any way but definitely above average.
I enjoyed this move. As someone who does not understand American politics and why simple things are politicized then weaponized, this satire give lots to laugh at.
The plot is original; internet 'liberals' upset someone by misunderstanding a text, so for revenge she really does what they accused her of.
The dead-pan jokes are wonderful and we have to admire Betty Gilpin's acting ability in carrying them off. The slow drawl while she completely mangles the logic of what is being discussed... this holds the film together.
The action was good too.
Craig Zobel (director) is new to me. He has an interesting and unconventional way of making movies and I hope to see more from him.
I really liked this movie,i like the twists and it has some funny scenes. Betty Giplin did really well with her part. Wow!
I watch a lot of terrible movies and TV. It's rooting around in a pile of poop to find a treasure.
The Hunt is one of those treasures. It's masked in a few star turns. You think it's going to come together in a much more mediocre way.
But it's a nice surprise. Part of it is that we start out from a low bar. We already know that we're starting out with a variation on "The Most Dangerous Game." What happens when we start hunting people? What happens when we underestimate the people we hunt? It's the journey.
Along the way, we are starting out with the eternal game of meat v. pets. Who gets ground? Who makes it? I appreciate when big names take what turns out to be a small part. It takes out the predictability factor. You think it's going to be a big name to make it, but no. And then we can begin to appreciate what's happening and where it's going.
Thank you for making this strange film in the horror genre.
Not perfect, but well worth the time.
I really didn't know what to expect from this movie when I started to watch. It amazed me some of the kills that happened quick into the movie, like ones I would never see coming. It had its quirk and comedy for sure, but all in all, the acting, while not Oscar worthy, was on par for the material and it kept you wondering what the heck was going to happen next. Bonus points that I didn't even recognize a couple of the actors (Hilary S) until the credits rolled.
Not for everyone, but made me chuckle. Nice release from all the daily grind and political pooh we ingest. Definitely worth a watch. Enjoy!!!
like they where trying to make a comedy thriller crossover, it fell flat for me watched almost a hour and turned it off. Had some dumb political content like we arnt divided enough. It kept my attention well enough but still was one of the worst movies I have watched. 1/10
One of the newer movies that's not a bad quarantine watch. Betty Gilpin is superr bad ass!!
Hahahahaha, I loved this, politics be damned.
Like Trump, it takes on all the same. As the movie demonstrates, we're all idiots.
I do have my favorite side, of course.
I don't know why I hung on to it for so long before finally giving it a watch.
I may watch it again with a guest. Seemed a waste to watch this alone as I did.
Loved this movie!! the exploding deaths and firarm deaths were awesome!! i couldnt stop laughing...watch for a bit of fun and a laugh!
It was everything from what I heard about it. I enjoyed it had me laughing at parts. Nice actions scenes too. The acting was great.
this wasnt as bad as i thought it be could have been better could have made this one a solid horror suspense thriller but decided to go the more zaney comedic route..the themes that were diplayed could have been explpred a lil more with more detail and explanation..i would say for the controversy this movie drummed up was undeserved it was basically a poorly written comedy with some politival undertones..the female was one helluva fighter and she saved this one with her wit and action..id like to see not necessarily a sequel but a whole other movie with the same title but with a more serious tone..this could have been the new hostel had they decided to take themselves more seriously and had a more solid gameplan for what they wanted to produce!
Sometimes I wish the Left WERE the people the Right thinks we are...
I liked the action sequences and like how they took two sides of a spectrum and mocked both sides. Was the movie saying that people who are more likely conservative are conspiracy theorists? I don't know but the movie was still interesting. When I saw the trailer I never thought it would be anything political but placing those types of ideologies in the movie still made it fun to watch. To me it shows realism in the sense that two different cultures will persecute each other over what they conspire to be true and along comes the attacks. It brings light to how divided people are.
I wasn't very excited to watch this movie when I first came across it. I've watched similar movies in the past and they weren't really all that interesting so I was a bit hesitant when trying to decide if I wanted to check it out or not. However, I checked out the trailer that the acting and production value seemed pretty good and since I couldn't sleep I anyway I figured it would be okay enough to occupy my time at least or worse case scenario would be that it would put me to sleep. Tbh I had secretly hoped for the latter when I first put it on, but I started really getting into it. I was suprised at the first people to get picked off and how soon it happened. I expected those characters to be the ones to make it to the end solely based on [SPOILER]who they were I did not see that coming. I've never seen Ms. Mississippi in any movie before. Maybe I have and just didn't realize it was her, but either way she did a really good job with that southern drawl and the mannerisms that a lot of us in the south have. ... She played the hell out of that character/role too. Some things that happen in the movie were very predictable, others not so much, but I guess that comes with the territory when you've watched as many movies as I have and do. The story isn't an original one per say, but I liked the spin they put on it and it was fun to watch play out on screen. The effects were awesome, great cast and though there were a lot of politics brought into the film, it wasn't so much or done in a way that took away from the entertainment value. This movie won't be for the masses, but I really enjoyed it. Read moreLess
This film was great, I didn't know liberals were so peculiar but besides that the storyline was well written and kind of unique in its own way and the survival efforts from the main character were so great that the final fight was very awesome to watch. The acting was great from everyone and I won't deny that sometimes the storyline was kind of silly but still it complemented very much the every scene evolving to that awesome ending which also was kind of funny. This was a very good movie to watch and I willing to give it one more chance to watch this film again in the days to come.
It's a decent movie with an original plot. Good acting.
The lowest common denominator of trash entertainment.
I like this film not boring at all action pact,politics and unsuspecting twist.In real life i'm sure people hunt and kill other people imagine hunted down for sports and thrills this is enough to freak someone out.
I preferred the original version of this movie, when it was called The Most Dangerous Game.
Don't listen to the political analysts - this is fun, fun, fun. Twisted sure and plenty of action.
Has a *Kill Bill* feel to it.
I got to say, I was surprised, didn't know just what to expect from reading the poster. It starts quick, good effects. It does have a little roller coaster style in the flow but does not last very long before it picks back up. Betty Gilpin steals the show. Funny and straight face delivers every line right on time. I had a good time and all and all was entertained. Well worth your time to watch. Not a block buster budget but money well spent. 8/10
Not a phenomenal satire but a pretty fun action movie. Betty Gilpin kills it in the role. Worth the watch.
Didn't like this even if the story made it all of 10 minutes. Was a different take on how so many other films are made and it doesn't shy away from'urban ebonics'. this was definitely made from a classic book but any one of you be the judge of that. 5/10 for a better of the same time
I expected a planimetric slug fest with more action than story and that's what I got. If you're into "clever ways to see people murdered," this is for you.
A lot of people are getting confused by the language and attitudes expressed in the film. This isn't about people who vote for different political parties, it's an adolescent commentary about how people on each side of any debate get their heads into their own keisters and become caricatures which stultify the points they sought out to make. By mislabeling Crystal as 'Snowball,' the writer seems to say, "shouldn't the extreme ends be cut off every argument, since they're inevitably only going to see each other as who they imagine, fear or need each other to be, instead of for who they are?"
TL;DR: If you wanna see heads blow up, great movie; if you want to watch a 9th grader's essay on tribalism or political sectarianism, great movie; if you want to see Betty Gilpin absolutely rock, great movie: She was awesome.
I don know why politics need to be brought in by reviews. Its entertainment not a political debate.
I think this was a decent film. Had me hooked till the end. But barely. Lots of unexpected deaths and some satisfying ones. In my opinion i think it should have showed a few more but eh what ya gonna do. It was good enough that i watched it till the bitter end. So i recommend a once over.
@WayneCooks4U So, you don't think politics should be mentioned in a review of a movie about liberals hunting and killing conservatives for kicks... I suppose insomnia shouldn't be mentioned in a review for A Nightmare on Elm Street or swimming with sharks for Jaws.
When did art stop imitating life? Someone should inform Aristotle.
@captainhowdey i was thinking they want to turn this into a series. like the first movie is about the hunt. the next is people finding out about it & starting a upraising. But after watching it, huh it was a damn good movie. i was thinking it was going to be more brutal by the way everyone was talking. it was more of an action comedy. i enjoyed it, but the hype was over blown
Well, another anti-conservative liberal wet dream; 3 mins in and I'm out, The Tolerant libtards, lmao; ya right lol. 1/10 In real life if the civil war was started by you....you'd all be..... :)
@CyborgVampire which side got cucked in the civil war? inept mongoloids lolol
@CGonzo the liberal slave owners in the south lost- in other words the democrats lost the right to have slavery; didn't you know that??/
Extraordinary plot. Very thrilling.
This movie blew my mind!You never knew what was next.I need to watch this one again.It was really creative.At one moment i was holding on tight and the next i was laughing.Great actors.It was not what i thought it was gonna be,only better*
I'm with all the others. This absolutely rocks. They don't waste time blowing off their best actors, making you wonder if it will just be you and the camera man in the end.
Great political satire, on the dark side. An insightful look when the far left goes total psycho and feel self-righteous in a killing spree. Some really funny dialog and outstanding performance by Betty Gilpin.
Entertaining but at the end, you should ask yourself -'Can this really happen?' - has it...? yep - Killing Fields (anoth4er great movie) Much better than I thought it would be - mostly because the dialog was really good and it was well written
Most of the characters 'feel the bern.'
As someone who is against Statism and thinks it's the worlds most dangerous religion. I really enjoyed this film. If you lean hard to either side then you might not. Your religion was bashed boo hoo.
well it's not for everyone. but if you like satire you might enjoy this movie .it pretty much takes on everyone left and right wing alike.the action moves the story along and the great reveal at the end paids off. Definitely worth watching at least once.
Great movie 5 Stars! Was not to sure about it prior to viewing, but was quickly and pleasantly surprised !
I really liked this had some really funny parts the political aspect didn't bother me it's just a movie for entertainment will definitely watch again when a better copy comes out
I really liked this film. I'm not so sure if everyone will though. Without saying too much and ruining it for those who haven't seen it... It has a political feel to it. I didn't take that too seriously though and I thought it was hilarious at times. I really like Betty Gilpin from her nurse Jackie days and I loved her character in this. My husband liked this one as well. Great ending!!
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