Conclusion: 'The Hunt' is a delicately crafted and utterly absorbing drama that challenges audiences with weighty moral dilemmas and harrowing tragedy. Fueled by precise direction, incredible performances, and a fascinating sociological study, the film leaves a lasting impression.
Conclusion: The Hunt leaves the viewer disturbed, because it's such an effective reminder of how quickly one can be ejected from society by unforeseen developments beyond our control. No one person is responsible for what happens to Lucas, not even young Klara, who simply succumbs to a child's flash of emotion,...
Conclusion: The Hunt was an insanely difficult film to tackle considering the subject matter but the fact that Mads Mikkelsen was our protagonist made an easier ordeal to handle. Mads is a terrific actor and he plays the crap out of Lucas. He IS Lucas.
Excerpt: Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt opens on a familiar scene of middle-aged male bonding. Several fellas are out in the woods getting drunk and horsing around, daring one another to jump in a lake, even though its November and already chilly.
Excerpt: Child molestation is at once the most heinous crime a person can be accused of—even murderers and other rapists in prison treat pedophiles like pariahs—and the most difficult charge to refute.
Excerpt: The Film Our betters in Blighty have recently decided what's best for us all in order to call our dreadful journalists to heel. Said journos are trying to defend themselves using arguments about a free press, paying no heed to why all of this hoo-ha boiled up into a problem anyway.
Summary: Exploring the disturbing ripple effects of a false sexual-abuse accusation, this absorbing if not particularly innovative picture will fit snugly into the recent run of solid Danish dramas that have done well at fests and in arthouses worldwide.
Summary: Although it never shirks from showing how unfounded suspicions destroy lives, this excellent drama from Danish director Thomas Vinterberg ( Festen ) and writer Tobias Lindhom ( A Hijacking ) has a wonderfully sly sense of understatement about it.