Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

'The Hunting Ground': EW review

Posted on

Radius

The Hunting Ground

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
104 minutes
release date:
02/25/15
Limited Release Date:
02/27/15
Wide Release Date:
02/25/15
performer:
Kirby Dick
director:
Kirby Dick
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A

Heartbreaking, infuriating, and unmissable. Documentarian Kirby Dick, who took on rape in the U.S. military in 2012’s acclaimed The Invisible War, turns to the epidemic of sexual assault on American college campuses—and the thornier issue of how and why schools don’t prosecute or even pursue the vast majority of reported cases. The emotional pull of the personal stories here is undeniable, but the hard data is equally damning: Brick by brick, Hunting carefully and methodically builds the case that an integral part of our higher-education system isn’t just blemished but broken. We need to fix it. A