• Released
  • June 7, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
80

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
For moviegoers who prefer cheeky wit, down-and-dirty mayhem and grown-up suspense in their air-conditioned escapism, The Prey deserves to light up the summer art house.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The Prey doesn't have the obsessive pull of a great thriller, as it's undeniably an impersonal toy, but it's a hell of a toy.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Okay, The Prey is ridiculous hokum that proves the French can make overwrought Hollywood thrillers with the same indefatigable energy and implausible realism as anyone else. It is also a slick, suspenseful adrenalin rush disguised as unexpected, nerve-wracking fun.
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70

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
It doesn’t aspire to art-house significance, just to white-knuckled entertainment.
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70

Village Voice

If the thrills it yields are expected ones, the pleasure in the formula remains.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script unfurls too many obvious setups, but director Eric Valette is smart enough to rely on his most authentic effect — Dupontel’s natural intensity.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
The closer we get to a climax (and the more that absurd reversals keep getting piled on), the less effective Dupontel’s brutish charisma is in keeping things interesting and afloat. You pray the next he-man outing makes better use of his presence.
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40

Time Out London

Franck’s survival and investigation techniques are glossed over in favour of convenient coincidences and sensationalist set-pieces: this hero’s emotional struggles are kept at arm’s length.
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40

Total Film

By Tom Dawson
Sweeping landscape shots and the reliable presence of Sergi López, here playing a scarred private investigator, can’t distract from the clichés of a particularly dim-witted script.
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40

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Director, Eric Valette, is an exuberant market-stall trader, hawking knock-off ingredients.
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58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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