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 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


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

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Hilary Swank is only seen from the back until the 63-minute mark. See more »

Goofs

On the boxes in the train, "This end up" is translated to Serbo-Croatian as "Ovde zavrsiti" which actually means "Finish here". The proper translation should be "Gore" which is used in this context, meaning "up", or "ova strana gore"/"ovaj kraj gore"/"gornja strana" which is more literal.

Additionally, "This end" is shown as "Dieses Ende" which is the literal German translation. However, in German that makes no sense at all. A correct marking would have simply been "Oben" (for "Up"). See more »

Quotes

Crystal: My Mamma used to tell me this story about the jackrabbit and the box turtle. The jackrabbit is real dick, and he brags all the time, he says nobody's faster'n him. And well, it's true cause every time, the jackrabbit races, he always wins. The whole fuckin forest has to put up with this shit day in and day out. The fucker always wants to race just so he can rub in it some more. So the box turtle figures, 'why not? I'll give it a try'. The jackrabbit laughs, 'This'll be fun, so let's fuckin go.'...
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References Avatar (2009) See more »

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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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True to the adage: 100% of Americans think 50% of Americans have lost their minds.
21 March 2020 | by Her-ExcellencySee all my reviews

Much more enjoyable than expected.

The beginning of it is funny enough, but it is the ensuing few scenes which are riotously HILARIOUS and make it worth watching- I literally laughed until I cried.

Toward the middle of the film, there is a wide gap where the laugh-out-loud moments are slowed and further and further apart, but still bring a smile or giggle here and there. The ending while good, is overshadowed by a preceding fight scene that is one for the books. It was really, really well done.

The best part of the entire movie though, and what makes it stand out, is that if a person watching has more than two brain cells, the dialogue is spot-on close-to-perfect in mocking BOTH SIDES of the political divide. And here, is what I think people are missing: NEITHER side is depicted as being 'better' than the other. Or worse. It has fun at the expense of everyone and it doesn't do it in any overtly mean way, but in a way where we can nod and nod and nod and laugh ... at ourselves ... no matter who we are or where we stand.

Lastly, a horror film - it is not. Somewhat gory, yes. A "horror" film? no.

8.6/10


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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:

$11,472,187
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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