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The Hunted Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    You keep waiting for there to be more, but there never is -- other than the fact that it all gets gorier and uglier as the dyspeptic look on Jones' face progresses from a four- to a six-a-day scotch-and-peppermint schnapps hangover.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Aspiring to pure action -- several very long passages are wordless -- the movie ends up teetering on the brink of self-parody.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The Hunted stalks the masculine psyche with sharp knives, but it tracks its audience too noisily to bag us.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Engrossing as it is, The Hunted is more a showcase for formidable talent than anything else. It's a brainy, exciting but shallow show -- an expert's action movie that almost runs out of breath.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Walking in, I thought I knew what to expect, but i didn't anticipate how William Friedkin would jolt me with the immediate urgency of the action. This is not an arm's-length chase picture, but a close physical duel between its two main characters.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

An awful and graphically violent movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has brutal violence, including battle scenes. Characters are in intense peril and many are killed. Characters use strong language. Minority and female characters are strong, capable, and loyal and diverse characters clearly respect each other and work well together.

  • Families can talk about whether L.T. feels responsible for Aaron. Should he have answered the letters or alerted the authorities to a problem? How do we train people to become killers and then expect them to go on with their lives? Is it possible to give someone like Aaron justice?

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Graphic violence, brutal murders, battle violence, many deaths Intense peril

  • sex false0

    Sex: None

  • language false5

    Language: Some strong language

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Smoking