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Parents' Guide to

The Hunt

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Intensely gory but fiendishly funny dark political satire.

Movie R 2020 89 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

0 stars!

Disgusting, evil and immoral. Not worth watching. FAIL!!!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 16+


This is the best film in the world. If yo love bloody violence in a film like I do, you would love it two. The fight scenes are creative and bloody and amazing but there are a lot of people that are younger who shouldn’t see this film. But I’m 13 and this was an absolute blast!
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Insanely gory but also fiendishly funny, this clever dark satire takes a familiar scenario and uses it to boldly skewer both red and blue Americans, painting both sides as equally absurd. The Hunt is brightly, cheerfully in control of its situation, like a master comedian working the room. It seems to have done what few others could even imagine, which is to correctly parody the attributes of both extremes of American political ideologies without anger or hate. It merely finds everyone preposterous.

Director Craig Zobel, who also questioned the worst of human behavior in Compliance, and co-writers Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof (of the Watchmen TV series), start The Hunt with a series of shocks. They break all the rules and let us know that anything is possible, that whatever is going to happen will likely happen before we're ready for it. The movie is smooth, fast-moving, and intricately designed. If it has a flaw, it lies in Gilpin's Crystal. She's amazingly cool, resourceful, and appealing in her slow, thoughtful way of speaking. But she tips the balance of the political satire, making it not quite an equal roasting of both sides. However, she's so fascinating -- and mysterious -- that it's easy to forgive.

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