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The Hunt (2020)

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Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

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Craig Zobel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Gilpin ... Crystal
Hilary Swank ... Athena
Ike Barinholtz ... Staten Island
Wayne Duvall ... Don
Ethan Suplee ... (Shut the F**k Up) Gary
Emma Roberts ... Yoga Pants
Christopher Berry ... Target (as Chris Berry)
Sturgill Simpson ... Vanilla Nice
Kate Nowlin ... Big Red
Amy Madigan ... Ma
Reed Birney ... Pop
Glenn Howerton ... Richard
Steve Coulter ... The Doctor
Dean J. West ... Martin (as Dean West)
Vince Pisani ... Peter
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Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

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The Most Talked About Movie of the Year is One That No One's Actually Seen


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was believed the film was originally going to be called "Red State vs Blue State," but was later denied by Universal, claiming it was never a working title anytime during production. See more »

Goofs

When Crystal rips the fake Arkansas plate off the pick-up truck in front of the gas station, the Croatian number plate is revealed: 12 ZA3-G2. However, Croatian number plates begin with a two-letter city code. See more »

Quotes

Athena: Whoops!
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Connections

Featured in ESPN College Basketball: Texas Tech vs. Baylor (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Mississippi Delta
Written & Performed by Bobbie Gentry
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The message...stop trying to find a message in everything!
20 March 2020 | by terrencepatrixSee all my reviews

This movie was written to basically call everyone an idiot if they base their whole lives around politically based ideological garbage. It's saying that regardless of being far right or far left you're still basically the same breed of moron and that it's the people living in the middle, who are actually trudging away just living our lives, are the actual badasses. Well not me specifically, but the general "we". The people who ignore the extremes of politics and just get things done. This movie portrays that in the least subtle way possible and I thought it was pretty hilarious.

There is almost no plot to this movie, which I'm sure will turn people off, but that's honestly what I liked about it because as commentary it speaks to political discourse that we see every day. It's all crap on both sides. Just buzz words and stupid conspiracy theories with both sides trying to paint each other into a box with very specific ideologies. Then we have the protagonist, a woman we know nothing about, nothing is ever explained about her, and she just takes over everything. It's all a very hamfisted analogy for modern society but I thought it was hilarious.

The plot is dumb, the characters are disposable, you never know what's going to happen next, everyone is insulted by the end, and Betty Gilpin does a hilarious job of just being bizarre. She also shows off some of her skills she's developed from starring on GLOW and her body is crazy tight in this. This is overall just a silly, ridiculous, popcorn flick with gratuitous violence...which is exactly what we need in an overly charged political era. It's a 6 because it's no masterpiece or anything, but it's plenty enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,304,455, 15 March 2020

Gross USA:

$5,812,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,512,500
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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