The Hunt (2020)

The Hunt (2020)

The Hunt (2020)

A group of globalist elites hunt humans for sport in this Blumhouse horror starring Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts and Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

Twelve strangers awake in clearing with no memory of how or why are they are there, but it's not long before they realise that they are being hunted down. One of the hunted (Gilpin) manages to turn the tables on their pursuers and attempts to make her way to the mysterious woman behind it all (Swank).

The film's September 2019 release was shelved in the wake of the deadly Dayton and El Paso mass shootings in August and criticism from Donald Trump.

2020Rating: TBC90 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

The political commentary/satire is a bit muddled and it’s very obvious that the film is trying to be as ‘edgy’ as possible but overall it’s a fun ride with some entertaining sequences and amusing moments.

2.0

Who Needs it?

The world deserves better than pollution like this.

1.0
The Times

The Times

press

The Hunt is fun, frothy and yet rooted in our wounded world. And if that's not enough to persuade you - Donald Trump hates it.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

What I think this intelligent, violent movie is saying is that both stories are wrong because in races where it's us (or US) versus them there can be no winner.

4.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

All this hubbub, and for what.

1.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Hunt" lacks the courage of its presumed convictions, displaying no more than a determination to make as much cash as possible by exploiting national divisions less covetous individuals are despairing of rather than monetising.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Anger is the source of its humor and its horror, both of which are fairly effective.

Variety

Variety

press

"The Hunt" turns out to be a good deal smarter - and no more extreme - than most studio horror films, while its political angle at least encourages debate, suggesting that there's more to this hot potato than mere provocation.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In making the worst stereotypes of America's political poles as extreme as possible, and America's divide as literal and violent as possible, The Hunt feigns a viewpoint rather than actually having one.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[An] exceedingly violent, conspiratorially charged and guiltily engaging action melodrama...

Time Out

Time Out

press

How entertaining you think it is depends on how funny you find your Twitter feed: the 2020 version, not when it was all Pikachu and 'Hotline Bling' memes.

2.0
The Times

The Times

press

The Hunt is fun, frothy and yet rooted in our wounded world. And if that's not enough to persuade you - Donald Trump hates it.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

What I think this intelligent, violent movie is saying is that both stories are wrong because in races where it's us (or US) versus them there can be no winner.

4.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

All this hubbub, and for what.

1.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Hunt" lacks the courage of its presumed convictions, displaying no more than a determination to make as much cash as possible by exploiting national divisions less covetous individuals are despairing of rather than monetising.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Anger is the source of its humor and its horror, both of which are fairly effective.

Variety

Variety

press

"The Hunt" turns out to be a good deal smarter - and no more extreme - than most studio horror films, while its political angle at least encourages debate, suggesting that there's more to this hot potato than mere provocation.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In making the worst stereotypes of America's political poles as extreme as possible, and America's divide as literal and violent as possible, The Hunt feigns a viewpoint rather than actually having one.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[An] exceedingly violent, conspiratorially charged and guiltily engaging action melodrama...

Time Out

Time Out

press

How entertaining you think it is depends on how funny you find your Twitter feed: the 2020 version, not when it was all Pikachu and 'Hotline Bling' memes.

2.0

The political commentary/satire is a bit muddled and it’s very obvious that the film is trying to be as ‘edgy’ as possible but overall it’s a fun ride with some entertaining sequences and amusing moments.

2.0

Who Needs it?

The world deserves better than pollution like this.

1.0