The Hunt Synopsis
A kindergarten teacher (Mads Mikkelsen) is wrongly accused of committing a lewd act with a student.
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
Mikkelsen, who is not given to sympathetic roles, has never been better. This is cinema that sinks its claws into your back.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An outstanding lead performance by Mads Mikkelsen (who won best actor for the role at Cannes in 2012) anchors this hauntingly layered and...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
Propelled by Mads Mikkelsen’s shattering performance as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed, the film is superbly acted...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This is filmmaking of a high order, even though the production's scale is modest and the climax is not without its facile contrivances.
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88

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a pretty conventional “Lifetime Original Movie” sort of story. But co-writer/director Thomas Vinterberg (“Dear Wendy”) makes it work by...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
Vinterberg has created a modern horror story about a man’s descent into a Kafkaesque nightmare.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration”) directs with restraint that makes the story all the more affecting.
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NPR

By Bob Mondello
The director makes clear that everyone means well — the headmistress, protective of her students; the parents, trying to shield children...
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Empire

By David Hughes
Beautifully performed and tough as nails, Vinterberg's social drama could not be any more timely.
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Variety

By Boyd van Hoeij
Mikkelsen impresses here as a warm-hearted man who finds himself caught up in a situation way beyond his control.
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Slow burn, hard-hitting.

By simonred
No one holds silence like Mikkelsen, and this story of how a small town - and a long-held friendship - turns against a man wrongly accused of child molestation is a quiet maelstrom of emotions that...

A MASTERPIECE - MADS MIKKELSEN IS BRILLIANT

By Bluebell123
I love this film and have seen it twice. If you need a break from the loud, special-effects-filled, big budget duds that have been released this summer, this deeply absorbing movie is for you. It...

The other side of sexual abuse accusations

By The_Separator
Thomas Vinterberg- This film dredges up the "other side" of sexual abuse accusations, a much needed discourse that we all choose to ignore. This is what can happen when our rampant paranoia that...

The Hunt

By mariacozzi
It was a tense, heart-wrenching, brilliant movie. Madds Mikkelson is not capable of dishonesty on the screen. The young girl who plays Klara is pitch perfect. A movie to envy....

Good movie

By jeanie8285
I enjoyed it even though it was probably a little drawn out and longer than it needed to be....

The Hunt

By Momcat
This is a terrific movie....

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Exceptional! I bet it will win many awards including oscars!

By gpgallo
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Dark and Emotional

By skarzoun2000
A real life account of a child's lie and how it effects everyone involved. It was incredible and breath taking. I was completely absorbed....

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Rated R | For for sexual content including a graphic image, violence and language