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The Hunter

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Overall 9
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Audio 8
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Extras 6
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The Hunter

BluRay Authority
18 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Martin David (Willem Dafoe) is one of the world’s finest mercenaries, a man with immense skill and intense dedication. His latest task is to hunt down an unusual target, one that might not even exist. The hunt is not for a political leader or other prominent person however, instead he is to track down an animal. A biotech operation seeks the genetic material of the Tasmanian tiger, which is presumed to be extinct.
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The Hunter

Brutal as Hell
30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The Hunter may not be the typical sort of film that you see us discussing here at Brutal as Hell, as although it treads into thriller territory at times it isn’t technically a genre film. It is however a haunting and memorable film that has an undeniable air of uncanniness about it. Also I really loved it and feel that it was criminally underseen in theatres so I welcome any excuse to recommend it to others.
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Blu-Ray Review: The Hunter (2011)

Brutal as Hell
30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The Hunter may not be the typical sort of film that you see us discussing here at Brutal as Hell, as although it treads into thriller territory at times it isn’t technically a genre film. It is however a haunting and memorable film that has an undeniable air of uncanniness about it. Also I really loved it and feel that it was criminally underseen in theatres so I welcome any excuse to recommend it to others.
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Overall 8
7.8
Movie overall 7
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Audio 9
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Extras 6
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THE HUNTER - Blu-ray Review

moviemet.com
26 July 2012
  • Summary: The film derives its power from the performances and the masterly composed images of the Tasmanian forests.
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Overall 9
9.0
Actors overall 10
9.5
Audio 10
9.7
Extras 9
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The Hunter (2011) (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
11 July 2012
  • Excerpt: The terms "arthouse" and "thriller" don't often go together. In fact, it's so rare that when the 2011 film Drive was released, a woman sued for false advertising: the trailer made the film look more thriller than arthouse, and she was disappointed by the end product. No one is going to levy those charges against 2011 other arthouse thriller, The Hunter .
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Overall 7
7.0

The Hunter

High-Def Digest
3 July 2012
  • Conclusion: 'The Hunter' is a somber, slow-burn thriller seeped in mystery and tragedy. Willem Dafoe turns in a truly impressive performance, and while certain plot points are underwritten, the film is emotionally satisfying. The video transfer is solid and the audio mix is very strong. Supplements are slim, but the included commentary and behind-the-scenes featurette offer some welcome insights. Though flawed, the film is still quite good and this disc is definitely worth a look.
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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 8
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Extras 6
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The Hunter Review

DoBlu
3 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Much of The Hunter’s slow build is in place to build upon a concerning ecological message, although one that at times is indirect. Captured in Tasmania, Hunter soaks up stunning locales, rich in natural beauty. It’s no wonder the Tasmanian Tiger took up residence in such a place. Carrying the film at the forefront of those visuals is Willem Dafoe, playing against the type as a hired gun, grabbed by a biotech firm interested in the Tiger’s genetics.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Hunter Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
26 June 2012
  • Summary: At the heart of The Hunter is a search for the thylacine, a.k.a. Tasmanian Tiger, the striped and dog-headed marsupial that presumably went extinct in the early twentieth century due to over-aggressive population control. The last known captive specimen died in a zoo in 1936, but ever since there have been nearly 4,000 unconfirmed sightings.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Hunter

Cinema Blend
6 April 2012
  • Excerpt: There is greatness within director Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter (available VOD now and in theaters April 6), but it’s not fully-realized greatness. Supported by beautiful camera work and an extraordinary performance by Willem Dafoe, the film has many solid elements working in its favor but holding it back is a narrative that falters in its focus.
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Content 8
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The Hunter

DVD Talk
5 April 2012
  • Excerpt: He works alone. "It must be nice for you, not to need anyone," his handler tells him, and he doesn't respond. The job is to go into the wilds of Tasmania to procure "biological samples" from the Tasmanian tiger--the last one, if it even exists. No one's photographed one in decades, though one has apparently been sighted, barely. He goes to his rented room in a home near the wilds, and gets to work.
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