The Hunting Party
The Hunting Party (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Hunting Party is tonally awkward: its shifts from dark satire to serious political thriller create an uneven film, despite best efforts from its game leads.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. 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

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

...The Hunting Party still is a movie worth chasing down.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The action plot is lousy with cliched suspense scenes of back-road executions halted at the last possible instant.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The Hunting Party is a complete bust, but the ways in which it fails are interesting.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Features some truly outrageous events.... But filmmaker Shepard struggles to avoid action and comedy cliches

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle does make room for the latest, loose-screw character part in the reinvention of Gere's career.

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Fernando F. Croce

Adorns its bankrupt inanity in the robes of Importance

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The actors seem to be having a lot of fun and the dialogue is mostly very funny, but it is really hard to buy into most of this ludicrous "based in real… More
Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, Mark Ivanir DIRECTED BY: Richard Shepard A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a… More
Jens S.
This film about journalists on the hunt for a Serbian war criminal suffers from being a bit undecided what exactly it wants to be. Sometimes it's a really… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"How can they find the world's most wanted war criminal when the C.I.A. can't? [by actually looking]"</i> An emerging… More
Cynthia S.
This is a very well done, really exciting movie. I am starting to search out anything with Richard Gere in it, anymore. He doesn't do a ton of movies, but… More
Khris N
Absolutely another best movie Ive seen in a while!!! The only reason why this is a notch above others such as "Battle in Seattle" is because of the… More