The Hunt

The Hunt ★★½

Sure to divide just about everyone who sees it, The Hunt is as unabashedly entertaining as it is unashamedly vocal about where it’s noncommittal stance in the current socio-political landscape which is both a good and bad thing. It’s refreshing to see a film that has the balls to take a jab at both sides of the equation while making a mockery of either sides’ hypocritical natures but The Hunt only goes so far in having anything of substance to say with most of it landing with the impact of an adolescent teenager shouting at the screen. That being said, as a satire it’s not as smart as it so obviously thinks it is but that at least serves the basis for a very decently entertaining thriller.

The first 30 minutes surely do a great job of setting the tone for the rest of the film to follow - even if it doesn’t - and Betty Glipsin kicks a load of upper class butt in a scene-stealing performance that elevates the film in its worst moments and at the end of the day, it’s a much better film than just about anyone could have expected given the horrendous marketing campaign.

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