The Hunted details
|Starring:||Connie Nielsen, Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nelsen, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Neilsen|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - War, Drama - War, Thriller|
|Studio:||LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Oct 2003|
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Better than given credit forBy Melon from East Sussex , 15 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is Hollywood's A-list version of an old-style B-movie potboiler. Del Toro's war machine runs amok and Jones' teacher tracks him down. Don't expect much more and you won't be disappointed. Like the best B's it's lean and mean, coming in at 85 minutes (sans credits), as any longer and you'd start to notice the joins.
Freidkin may be well past his peak but compared to today's CGI-fixated youngbloods he handles this kind of back to basics thriller material like the pro he is, using good old-fashioned stuntwork, terrific use of location, and razor-sharp sound and editing. He keeps the pace tight and keeps the money on screen to give the story more slick gloss than it probably deserves.
On the down side, Jones does his usual gnarly critter with a soft centre routine but does seem too old for the action work, Del Toro's performance is just plain odd, and Neilson has little to do but fill in the gaps. Nevertheless, the background subtexts (opening Kosovan slaughter, Jones teaching killers without ever being one, nature of guilt, Del Toro putting Man lower in the food chain etc) do beef up the material enough to raise it well above TV movie blandness, and Freidkin does know how to put an actioner together.
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A decent action film but nothing amazingBy a customer from Farnborough , 23 Feb 2012Brital start to the film. This has some nice bits of action in parts - especially the fight between the two main characters. It then turns into a more modern Rambo style manhunt.
I think that perhaps they made Jones a little too fit for this movie as he was able to keep up with a much younger adversary for a long period of time. A bit unlikely!
Some amazing knife fight scenes, but more amazing was how the many wounds received never seemed to have any effect on their fighting ability.
An ok film.
Really goodBy Michael from Hampshire , 26 Dec 2011Tommy Lee Jones is always good and this film did not disappoint. Although a little far-fetched, it is a strong but actually sad story of a man trained to kill an enemy but that he looses sight of who that enemy is, consequently everyone is a potential victim. Well worth watching.
HUNTED THEBy errolflynn (17 reviews) from Eastbourne , 09 Nov 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA great action packed movie the fight scenes are very real.
I found it similar to the Stallone film when he returned from Vietnam as a killing machine but I enjoyed it and had a nice afteroon watching it
Very powerfull filmBy Big_eyes (14 reviews) , 30 Jul 2011Very good action and fight scenes. Visually stunning. If blood or war scenes scare you then avoid. The opening sequence is not pleasant as it's set in the bosnian/kosovo conflict but you feel as if you are there.
much the sameBy Thiek (10 reviews) from Knaresborough , 20 Apr 2010Very much the same as any hunt the stalker movies, watchable, but not brilliant.Tommy plays his usual part AGAIN.