The Hunt
The Hunt (2013)

Mads Mikkelsen (NBC's Hannibal, A ROYAL AFFAIR, CASINO ROYALE) won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Anchored by Mads Mikkelsen's sympathetic performance, The Hunt asks difficult questions with the courage to pursue answers head on.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You leave The Hunt unsettled in the best sense. Its images and implications are likely to stay in your head a long time.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Through it all, we see an idyllic-looking community, where glorious fall colors fade into twinkling December snow - a pretty frame for a terrifying story of a modern-day witch hunt.

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Anna Tatarska
Movie Mezzanine

The Hunt is an extremely effective, skilfully put together psychological thriller, whose only tools are human character traits.

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James Adams
Globe and Mail

The Hunt's inexorability feels derived more from thematic or ideological concerns than any organic necessity.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's hard to watch. It should be seen.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Engrossing, profoundly disturbing psychological drama - with a devastating conclusion.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt conveys the sinister swirl of persecution more vividly than any film I can remember.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Vinterberg orchestrates the material impressively, increasing tension little by little until it becomes overwhelming.

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Louis Proyect

A profoundly important subject--the "repressed memories" witch-hunts--dramatized superbly with a top-notch cast. Deserves not only best foreign picture of the year award, but best picture period.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A teacher is falsely accused of molesting a young girl, his best friend's daughter. The highlight of this film is the tensely controlled performance by… More
Michael S
Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a mild-mannered kindergarten teacher residing in a small Danish community. Divorced, and struggling to maintain a relationship with… More
Tony GandŪa
A very scary film. Not because it's in the horror or thriller genre, but because it is a potent reminder of how humans can be bigger monsters than any… More
Sam Barnett
The Hunt is an almost masterful exercise in provoking frustration and outrage from the audience (in the best way possible), though at times it creeps over the… More
Dan Schultz
A phenomenal, unforgettable little film about a kind, loving man (Mads Mikkelsen) who is wrongly accused of pedophilia by one of his students who is in… More
KJ Proulx
Mads Mikkelsen drives this film into superstardom, as this french film becomes more than just a picture of right and wrong, and being wrongfully accused by… More