Director Craig Zobel’s satirical horror-thriller is based on Richard Connell's 1924 short story "The Most Dangerous Game." The film stars Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Ike Barinholtz, and Hilary Swank. Twelve strangers wake up to find themselves in a remote and deserted clearing, at the mercy of a group of globalist elites who have gathered to hunt them down for sport. One woman (Gilpin) fights ferociously for her life, eventually turning the tables on the hunters.~Augustine Chay
When I sat down to watch The Hunt I was expecting something along the lines of Ready or Not, which is pretty much what I got! If you like watching female protagonists kicking villainous butt, along with a reasonably hefty dose of blood and gore, you might want to give this movie a day in court. Betty Gilpin gives a great performance and had us laughing all the way from beginning to end. Blu-ray presentation looks clean and sharp with nice colors, rich texture and shadows, along with a nice sounding audio package. All in all, well worth the price of admission!
This was not the horrible movie that the press said it was. It was funny, and really done well. It pokes fun at both sides of the political spectrum, and does it well. It you can take a joke and not a snowflake, enjoy this romp.
Bloody violent slugfest battle royal mayhem.......
The rich and the poor. The priviledged and the downtrodden. The cat and the mouse. The strong and the weak. Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank are the main attraction in this fight for survival. Bored
socialites looking for a weekend fix to kidnap poor to middle class innocents and use them for hunting sport. Gilpin survives this bloody onslaught and in the final chapter faces her nemesis and the ringleader in all these mechinations (Swank) . Ooooh boy - get ready for the final showdown........
This movie was almost never released, but I’m sure glad that it was. I missed it the one week it ran in theaters, but I purchased it the day it came out. Politics aside, this is one entertaining movie. The dark humor is an excellent touch, and the story is original and open-ended. This movie is not politically offensive, but does play into biases to make for a more engaging story. I would say it’s easily one of the best horror movies of 2019/2020
The Hunt courted controversy before it's theatrical release, then used it as promotion for the streaming and home video release. The movie is effective at goosing your attitude regardless of where you fall on the ideological spectrum, and it's effective as an action thriller as well. Betty Gilpin rules! She and Swank are good antagonists.