Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer

Gerard Butler is an untested US submarine captain who teams with the Navy Seals to rescue the Russian President from a rogue general. Also starring Common, Gary Oldman, and Billy Bob Thornton, this action thriller is based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace.

2018Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb121 minsChina, USA
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Hunter Killer / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Well, this is a weird one. Too meek to class as an action flick, it’s more like a boneheaded political thriller, with a whiff of Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster hijinks. The most shocking element is its overwhelmingly positive portrayal of a distinctly Putin-esque Russian President.

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The Times

The Times

It's initially good for a giggle, but boredom eventually triumphs.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

However nutty its geopolitics, "Hunter Killer" does its job as popcorn thriller with brisk efficiency.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Toning down his usual act in a manner that suggests he's finally read his reviews, Butler gives it handfuls of dramatic ballast, but this vessel has been badly compromised: any interest seeps out by the frame.

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Stuff

Stuff

Picture a mash up of The Hunt for Red October and Zero Dark 30 (but without being anything like as good as either) and you'll know everything you need to about Hunter Killer.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A better-than-expected entry in the all-too-often neglected sub sub-genre, with Butler showing impressive restraint.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

It is bombastic and garish, ridden with clichés, preposterous politics and diplomacy, and frenetic, video game energy. And it so often so unintentionally silly that it's actually kind of a fun watch.

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