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The Hunt

(2012)

Rated R for sexual content including a graphic image, violence and language.

R In Theaters 07/12/2013 , 106min.
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Viewer Score
93%
Viewer score based on 3 ratings
76%
Critic score based on 30 reviews

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September 02, 2013
resz1987
5-STARS in my book. Clearly a contender for best foreign film. This movie is a jewel. An intricately observed study of friendship, betrayal, and masculine pride. See it right away, because unfortunately it's unlikely to be in theatres long.
July 18, 2013
lgjhere1
Nicely done. Not sure I agree with abrupt ending that could have gone into more detail instead of having us draw our own conclusions. Riviting story that had me sqirming in my seat, at times wanting to exit theatre...the mark of a good movie.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Total Film
Vinterberg keeps us guessing right up to and after an end shot that suggests how tough some viral rumours are to shake off. Full Review
Bob Mondello
NPR
The director makes clear that everyone means well — the headmistress, protective of her students; the parents, trying to shield children from things they shouldn't know about just yet; the investigators asking questions carefully, trying to see their way through ambiguous answers. Full Review
Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
Mikkelsen impresses here as a warm-hearted man who finds himself caught up in a situation way beyond his control. Full Review
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
The film is in part an exceedingly black comedy that parodies proper society's eager, self-righteous naïveté on the subject of its children. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
An outstanding lead performance by Mads Mikkelsen (who won best actor for the role at Cannes in 2012) anchors this hauntingly layered and nuanced drama of a man falsely accused of a terrible deed. Full Review

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