The Hunting Party
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An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside distribution for a film written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador).

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The action plot is lousy with cliched suspense scenes of back-road executions halted at the last possible instant."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The Hunting Party is a complete bust, but the ways in which it fails are interesting."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's not a bad story as far as it goes, and says a lot about the strange culture war journalism ... [but] no story, no matter how interesting, can't do without a little bit of the Hollywood treatment, and "The Hunting Party" suffers that in spades."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"There are a lot of movies that don't deliver on their promise. The Hunting Party is one of them. It's a disheartening disappointment."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"Ludicrous, bewildering, and largely true (at least the "most ridiculous parts" according to the film's preface), it plays like an adventure story written by Kafka"
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"By the time the end credits roll, you're still not sure what kind of movie The Hunting Party is supposed to be, other than just queasy."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
" does make room for the latest, loose-screw character part in the reinvention of Gere's career."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Features some truly outrageous events.... But filmmaker Shepard struggles to avoid action and comedy cliches"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Tense, funny, disturbing and touching from moment one."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Gere has so much fun in his role it's almost unfair that he was paid for his efforts."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"...The Hunting Party still is a movie worth chasing down."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"The Hunting Party has good aim, but just misses."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Adorns its bankrupt inanity in the robes of Importance"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The most intriguing parts of this film are contained in the voice-over montage in the beginning and a surprise ending, leaving a lot of filler in the middle."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"The movie is more concerned with mounting big screen infotainment and sidebar issues like the lure of 'that adrenalin rush and nonstop erection of fear and war,' than making sense of the confounding stage of world history."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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