The Hunt

The Hunt ★★★★½

This movie is infuriating. A terrifying what if scenario where an innocent man is accused of child molestation and his small town turned against him. "Children don't lie" the characters claim, but as a guy who was at least semi-recently a child I can say with certainty that they do. Like all the time. Of course, this is a very specific scenario, but the lesson here is important. Human beings deserve a certain level of humanity in the way we treat them. The film is effectively scary all the way through the end, and Mads is astounding in a role about as far as you can get away from Hannibal Lecter. It sometimes veers a little too close to melodrama for an otherwise staid film, but the movie loses little of its power for that.