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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*** 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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Storyline

"Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are -- or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, turns the tables on her pursuers. Written by krmanirethnam

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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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Trivia

The military consultant, Captain Dale, is a reference to Dale Dye who has been a technical adviser on many movies and who is also a Captain, having retired from the United States Marine Corps. See more »

Goofs

Shortly before, during, and immediately after the train ride, Crystal's shirt displays little, then more, then less or close to none, blood spatter as the scene progresses. See more »

Quotes

Don: How'd you know he was lying?
Crystal: Because everyone is lying.
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Connections

References Animal Farm (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Fairytale in the Supermarket
Written by Vicki Aspinall, Gina Birch, Ana Da Silva and Palmolive (as Paloma Romero)
Performed by The Raincoats
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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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 | Japan

Language:

English | Arabic

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:

$10,891,670
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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