The Hunt (Jagten)
The Hunt (Jagten) (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: July 12, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% 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.

David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Mikkelsen makes this personal horror show his own with a powerful and remarkably controlled performance.

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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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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

What makes The Hunt so affecting is the way [Thomas] Vinterberg jangles the nerves of what first appears to be a strong community of caring neighbors and peels back the cover of civilized behavior to find tribal instincts kicking in.

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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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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

The Hunt has left me more shaken than any other film I've seen all year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An extremely nerve-wracking thriller with a fantastic Mads Mikkelsen as a man going through a terrifying ordeal. However, it is impossible for me to overlook… 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
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