The Hunter

The Hunter

The Hunter

The producers of the internationally cherished Animal Kingdom adapt Julia Leigh’s acclaimed novel, a psychological drama set in the Tasmanian wilderness.

Martin (Dafoe) is a mercenary hired by a mysterious European biotech company to track down the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger - previously presumed extinct. Also stars Sam Neill (The Piano) and Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park).

"Both a classic tale of man versus beast and a chilling explora­tion of the ethics involved when the goals of multinational corporations conflict with the natural world... an allegory charting one troubled man’s foray into dual wildernesses: the remote Tasmanian hills and his own soul." (Toronto International Film Festival 2011)

2011Rating: M, contains violence and offensive language97 minsAustralia
Drama
52%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Beautifully lensed and impeccably performed byWillem Dafoe... maintains an intriguing ambience, but general audiencess may feel they're not given enough information about the protag to become fully immersed in his journey toward redemption.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

A tremendous achievement by all concerned, a film that delivers its emotional payload with sensitivity and power.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The result is intriguing and Nettheim succeeds in giving The Hunter an unsettling ambience but, finally, it seems hollow at the centre.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It taps into questions of solitude and loneliness, obsession and repression of emotion, all tied up with an eco-conscious bow.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As ever, Dafoe is tremendous and the Tasmanian wilds provide a potent backdrop to an arty expedition.

4.0
0

I loved this movie, the main character was so determined, so methodical and self assured. He clearly relished solitude. It really captured the essence of the hunter and the scenery was jaw dropping. Also it brought home to me how man is ever more pushing species to extinction and i have been pondered on this for a long time since.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Beautifully lensed and impeccably performed byWillem Dafoe... maintains an intriguing ambience, but general audiencess may feel they're not given enough information about the protag to become fully immersed in his journey toward redemption.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

A tremendous achievement by all concerned, a film that delivers its emotional payload with sensitivity and power.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The result is intriguing and Nettheim succeeds in giving The Hunter an unsettling ambience but, finally, it seems hollow at the centre.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It taps into questions of solitude and loneliness, obsession and repression of emotion, all tied up with an eco-conscious bow.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As ever, Dafoe is tremendous and the Tasmanian wilds provide a potent backdrop to an arty expedition.

4.0
0

I loved this movie, the main character was so determined, so methodical and self assured. He clearly relished solitude. It really captured the essence of the hunter and the scenery was jaw dropping. Also it brought home to me how man is ever more pushing species to extinction and i have been pondered on this for a long time since.

5.0
0