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What makes The Hunting Party an original, gonzo treat is the way that Shepard plants the movie's tone somewhere between hair-trigger investigative danger and the from-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire glee of a Hope/Crosby picture. Read full review
The Hunting Party does a good job of illustrating Winston Churchill's observation, "There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result." Read full review
Throw in some business with the CIA, add a small army of Serbian thugs and a mysterious Croatian beauty, and The Hunting Party picks up speed, careening through the forests where the Fox may or may not be hiding out. Whatever fate awaits, it can't be good. But it can be fun. Read full review
When a movie is a hybrid of this sort, it can be tough to strike just the right tone. Mostly, The Hunting Party manages. Read full review
Writer-director Richard Shepard assembles all the elements for a dark suspense comedy only to lose his way in a surfeit of plot mechanics and unlikely behavior. Read full review
Everything about this political thriller is ridiculous. Read full review
The title of The Hunting Party doesn’t evoke much in particular. “War Correspondents Gone WILD!” would be more like it if the film itself--messy, but fairly stimulating--had more of the scamp in its soul. Read full review
Genocide is hard to decorate with the trimmings of dark farce. The Hunting Party wants to get at political truths through audaciousness, but it keeps bumping into that problem of taste, only to back down. Read full review
By the time the end credits roll, you're still not sure what kind of movie The Hunting Party is supposed to be, other than just queasy. Read full review
A complete bust, but the ways in which it fails are interesting. Read full review
just gives in to its own insecurity and ups the machismo.
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