The Hunter Synopsis
A biotech company sends a mercenary to Tasmania to secure a nearly extinct animal's priceless DNA.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
To keep serious cinema from going extinct, this could be sold as "The Hunger Games" cross-bred with "The Lorax," but it's better and more...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Dafoe proves to have the right blend of ruggedness and sensitivity for this conflicted hero. The actor's habit of maintaining a lavishly...
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Scene by scene The Hunter, adapted from a novel by Julia Leigh, holds your attention like a pair of big, inquisitive eyes, or perhaps the...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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By the time The Hunter jettisons its narrative ballast altogether and embraces its elemental appeal, it's too late. The near-mythic...
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63

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
At the core of the movie is the message that the real lonely hunter is the heart.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Hunter works best as a travelogue and a thought-piece about the ugly, shadowy side of resurrecting dead species.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
You watch Dafoe's intelligent hands skillfully setting traps, building fires and squeezing triggers, and wonder if an entire movie might be...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
The film refuses to focus on its core story, hedging its bets with forays into family drama, environmental thriller, and corporate intrigue.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Hunter becomes turgid with corporate conspiracies, hired assassins, and offscreen tragedies, and the appealing leanness of the early...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The idea of Willem Dafoe, one of our most watchable actors, playing a man stalking a thought-to-be-extinct animal in the wild is gripping...
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Great Movie

By oighoda1
the movie has a great plot and adventure. I really liked the movie and enjoyed it....

"THE HUNTER" WILLIAM DAFOE, AT THE PEAK OF HIS ACTING POWERS, GRIPPINGLY CHARACTERIZES A MERCENARY HUNTING THE ILLUSIVE TASMANIAN TIGER.

By Peneflix
"THE HUNTER" (On Demand) starring the remarkable, fearless, William DaFoe as "Martin", a mercenary hired by an untoward biotech company to "capture" the last, illusive Tasmanian Tiger; reasons being...

TheHunter

By Mr Film Freak
Just caught TheHunter, Not really what I expected but this was a solid piece of work non the less! I like this WillamDafoe!...

By Franklaugustine
Dafoe is an excellent actor. Really good story. Believable. Very good cinematography. See it....

'The Hunter' is an extremely interesting story with great cinematic mystery to draw you in.

By Dominic LeRose
Wildlife is a majestic aspect of existence that is portrayed in cinema. It has never been more mysteriously and brilliantly than in Daniel Nettheim's 'The Hunter.' Willem Dafoe stars as Martin, a...

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Rated R | For Language and Brief Violence