83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
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."
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
When a movie is a hybrid of this sort, it can be tough to strike just the right tone. Mostly, The Hunting Party manages.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Everything about this political thriller is ridiculous.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
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.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
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.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A complete bust, but the ways in which it fails are interesting.
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54 out of 100
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