Man Hunt
Man Hunt (1941)

A hunter finds himself in a world of danger when he decides to stalk Adolf Hitler in this taut WWII thriller. Capt. Thorndike (Walter Pidgeon) is an expert big-game hunter from England. While hunting in Bavaria, he happens upon Hitler's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1941
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This farfetched thriller offers some well-crafted noir-like breathtaking chase sequences that are tense and absorbing.

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Fernando F. Croce

Lang's vision of the "unconscious assassins" unleashed for war

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Chris Cabin

has moments of ingenuity and, at times, reflects the prowess of its creator but it's also a testament to sheer talent

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

In 'Man Hunt,' tracking shots are literally tracking shots: When Lang's camera glides, it's in pursuit of a quarry, as if it were participating in what the movie's hero refers to as 'a sporting stalk.'

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Emanuel Levy

Fritz Lang's WWII spy drama about a British hunter who stalks Hitler is sharply written by ace scribe Dudley Nichols and well acted by Walter Pidgeon in the lead and George Sanders in the supporting role of the Nazi chief who pursues him.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a daring film that explicitly prefigures the surge of anti-Nazi cinema that was to come

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it seems to lose sight of the daring adventure aspect and swerves into a fluffy romance

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Well crafted spy thriller.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Man Hunt is a very tightly constructed, endlessly surprising, and expertly played bit of cat-and-mouse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Captain Alan Thorndike: I present you with this dangerous weapon, madmoiselle, with my undying gratitude and admiration. May you never lodge it in the wrong… More
Stella Dallas
cool plot about a british big game hunter gunning for hitler. he's captured, escapes and is hunted back to london. george sanders, one of my favorite… More
jay nixon
Compact well directed drama of the dawning realization of the Nazi threat in Europe. A noir before that was a popular genre. Pidgeon handles his role well,… More
Eric Broome
What's most interesting about "Man Hunt" is that it's an anti-Hitler film made as early as 1941. It's also fun to see a short… More
Michael Gildea
Man Hunt is an earlier American Fritz Lang film that I'm also guessing is one of his most personal. Walter Pidgeon plays a famous British big game hunter… More
Walter M.
"Man Hunt" starts with hunter Alan Thorndike(Walter Pidgeon) taking aim on a mountain ridge in July 1939 at his target which turns out to be Adolf… More