The Hunter
The Hunter (2012)

The Hunter is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin arrives… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 3, 2012
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Critic Score
70%
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User Score
63%



Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Hunter occasionally suffers from predictability, but Willem Dafoe gives a terrific performance as an obsessive hunter on the trail of a mysterious beast.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Its mostly observant temper keeps us from being greatly moved, but it holds us with its acute, almost laboratory dissection of its people's beings.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With a rucksack of gadgets, Dafoe makes a believably cunning tracker, and when he finally confronts his prey, the mutual respect feeds a poignant parable.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

The Hunter is a film of surprising scope and intimacy.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A movie with more plot than it can comfortably handle.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

Not much happens in "The Hunter." And what little does happen, happens very slowly. And then is repeated.

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

It is an atmospheric and richly rewarding film that glides along at a pace akin to that of the small country local within which it's set.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's all intended to be darkly metaphorical. In actuality, it's a mediocre film unfolding without plan, purpose or enthusiasm.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The character arc is strong on paper but not well-realized on film, and therein lies The Hunter's greatest failing.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Slow-moving but graceful, this character study is engaging and insightful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
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Film Crazy
A morally powerful movie that sends a clear message, powerful performance from Dafoe and Neil. However a Slow paced and CGI tiger fails to impress!
Dan Schultz
An intriguing, though somewhat underdeveloped story of a mercenary hunter (Willem Dafoe) tasked with the mission of finding and killing the last remaining… More
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Alex roy
Interesting dramatic thriller, The Hunter Starring Willem Dafoe on a search for the last Tasmanian tiger, a species that went extinct in 1936. This is a well… More
Cynthia S.
This is a really good film. Beautifully photographed, and slowly paced..yet not boring. One of the underrated gems of 2011, in my opinion. My husband… More