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Release Date: April 6th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 3rd, 2012

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
A shadowy corporation sends a mercenary (Willem Dafoe) to Tasmania to track down a nearly extinct tiger whose genetic code holds the secret to a dangerous weapon.

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies, Finn Woodlock, Jacek Koman, Jamie Timony, John Brumpton

Director: Daniel Nettheim

Genres: Drama, Adventure, Thriller

Production Co: Porchlight Films

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Dafoe proves to have the right blend of ruggedness and sensitivity for this conflicted hero. The actor's habit of maintaining a lavishly styled coiffure in all situations, even when his character is meant to be sleeping in the rain for days on end, is becoming distracting, though. show more

  • Scene by scene The Hunter, adapted from a novel by Julia Leigh, holds your attention like a pair of big, inquisitive eyes, or perhaps the point-blank scope of an automatic rifle. show more

  • To keep serious cinema from going extinct, this could be sold as "The Hunger Games" cross-bred with "The Lorax," but it's better and more mature than either of those hit movies. show more

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