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THE HUNTED

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The Hunted

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
94 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/14/03
performer:
Benicio Del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, Connie Nielsen, Ron Canada, John Finn, Leslie Stefanson, Mark Pellegrino, Jose Zuniga
director:
William Friedkin
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C

Benicio Del Toro, as a government-trained killer who has snapped from the stresses of the job and is now killing off-duty, is tracked by Tommy Lee Jones as the man who trained him. There’d be more inclination to ponder the deeper psychological themes implied in this cat-and-mouse hunt if the movie weren’t so obviously turned on by the fetishism of the story: The production notes boast the amount of knife handling and fight training the actors underwent as if the simulation of authenticity were its own recommendation.