The Hunt

The Hunt

DVD - 2020
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Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen for a very specific purpose.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2020
Branch Call Number: HUN
Characteristics: 1 DVD (90 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Hunt (Motion picture)

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gurujr
Nov 23, 2020

Ultimate ruthless elitists vs likeable deplorables.

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mmoors
Nov 15, 2020

Cheeky humor, abundant gore and biting political satire...this movie has it all. Betty Gilpin steals the show!

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tj_is_cool
Nov 01, 2020

Very violent and bloody. Very entertaining.

jclterrib Oct 17, 2020

This movie was much better than expected. I missed reading Animal Farm in school but feel I must read it now.

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Ted_42
Sep 27, 2020

It was good for some laughs, but they didn't quite get the Animal Farm references. Anyways, at the time this movie came out I don't know how many people could've foreseen how many privileged white leftists would be running around trashing minority communities and claiming to make the world a better place.

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kerve13
Sep 18, 2020

It's alright. I found it mildly funny. The social commentary aspect seemed pretty fair, though not terribly profound.

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gdh3807
Sep 11, 2020

Much more enjoyable than expected.

The beginning of it is funny enough, but it is the ensuing few scenes which are riotously HILARIOUS and make it worth watching- I literally laughed until I cried.

Toward the middle of the film, there is a wide gap where the laugh-out-loud moments are slowed and further and further apart, but still bring a smile or giggle here and there. The ending while good, is overshadowed by a preceding fight scene that is one for the books. It was really, really well done.

The best part of the entire movie though, and what makes it stand out, is that if a person watching has more than two brain cells, the dialogue is spot-on close-to-perfect in mocking BOTH SIDES of the political divide. And here, is what I think people are missing: NEITHER side is depicted as being 'better' than the other. Or worse. It has fun at the expense of everyone and it doesn't do it in any overtly mean way, but in a way where we can nod and nod and nod and laugh ... at ourselves ... no matter who we are or where we stand.

Lastly, a horror film - it is not. Somewhat gory, yes. A "horror" film? no.

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jimg2000
Aug 09, 2020

Wow! Agree with Shellie1_us Aug 03, 2020 comment but like to add the cleverly designed "Snowball" ideological character. Put aside my own biases and I am entertained beyond possible for a bloody over-the-top social satire. Too bad there is no book that this film is based on. Shall have to rewatch this soon and study the subtitles.

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Shellie1_us
Aug 03, 2020

A tongue in cheek movie about the self righteous liberals choosing some deplorable conservatives for a hunt. Why: over a liberal social media post that went nuclear, getting the liberals ostracized. The fuming liberals decide to make the conservatives pay for the liberals elitist blacklisting . I enjoyed this movie immensely. For years now I have watched friends delete each other from social media/friendships/acquaintanceships over their expressed political views/beliefs. If you cannot debate nicely, then don't engage. This movie has a hare and the tortoise tale like no other. I must try the Gruyere grilled cheese sandwich they talked about, it sounds delicious with some fresh tomato.

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kerve13
Sep 18, 2020

kerve13 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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jimg2000
Aug 09, 2020

Only 6 quotes in IMDb but with the Jack Rabbit story in full. This site has extensive quotes from the film and includes both the JackRabbit and Snowball stories.

https://www.moviequotesandmore.com/the-hunt-best-movie-quotes/

However, neither includes this between the two femme fatales in the middle of a life and death fight:

Athena (Swank): One second. No more glass.
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Nor this reference to bigots:

Woman: Deplorables.
Man: It's... charged.
Athena (Swank): Well, I initially typed fucking rednecks, but then I decided that wasn't specific...
Man: Hey, come on.
Athena (Swank): What? What would you prefer I call them, Paul? Gun-clutching homophobes?
Man: Hey, stop, please.
Athena (Swank): Academically challenged racists?
Man: Hey. Hey.
Athena (Swank): What about tooth-deprived bigots?

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