The Hunter details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor, Maia Thomas|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, World Cinema|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Oct 2012|
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Majestic scenery, artful actingBy a customer from London , 14 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Willem Dafoe is a loner mercenary sent to the wilds of Tasmania to hunt a thought extinct predator for a shadowy biochemical company. He bonds with a family he stays with (whose husband/dad has mysteriously disappeared), and comes to question his mission. So far so cliched.
But the hunter is so much better than its fairly routine plot. The scenery of the Tasmanian forests and outback is breathtaking. There is great use of this dense forest and rocky tundra by the film maker. And then there is Defoe, his quiet character says all he needs to by the expression of his wonderfully craggy face and body language.
It's a slow movie, a slient movie for much of it, it occasionally meanders; but these are its strengths as well as its weaknesses. Ultimately it is a film that will move some; it certainly had that effect on me. Judging by the silence in the cinema during and after it had that effect on many who saw this little gem that night.
If the thought of seeing yet another Spiderman movie sends you into a spiral of depression check this out, at the cinema if you can where the setting can take full effect on the big screen.
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Definitely worth a watchBy a customer , 18 Jan 2013It's a great film with an atmosphere that keeps yy glued to the screen, needed a cinema release as I think it would of done well
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Beautiful, and environmentally meaningfulBy Finncrisp (33 reviews) from Wales , 16 Jan 2013Firstly, I congratulate anyone who tries to make a film that matters, and includes lots of fantastic scenery! I give a half star more just for these efforts. Please someone make more of these kind of environmentally significant movies! Unfortunately, I have to say that it was a bit superficial and maybe not as emotionally engaging. as you would hope. It's based on a book and it seems to me that it leaves a few things to the imagination that are a bit hard to figure out, for instance what the protagonists are really feeling and thinking, and certain turns of events. The animation at the end was pretty good though.
The hunter finding himselfBy Riain (121 reviews) from Essex , 15 Jan 2013A slow paced movie, with little dialogue, watching the man out in the wilderness hunting, tracking doing bush-craft. Mixed with a little drama. A story about a man who has isolated himself forced to confront life in different ways.
Interesting FilmBy a customer , 14 Jan 2013Good film, a bit different from the norm but an interesting subject and thoughtfully done. Great scenery. Well worth watching
Who hunts whom?By Platospupil (206 reviews) , 13 Jan 2013Defoe is in tremendous, if hair unflappable, mode. Here we go into the dark with him again. What do we believe? What is worth keeping and what needs to be preserved. The big, brown eyes of imperilled Nature stare out at us but this film is really interested in much more close to home but equally endangered species. Love is the key but killing seems to be the pathway.