Parents' Guide to

The Hunters

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Family adventure has positive messages but muddled story.

Movie PG 2014 85 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Great and safe for kids that want to watch adult movies

It was an entertaining movie for the entire family. Good for kids that want to watch and can understand adult movies but without any scenes or language you wouldn't want kids to see. Had some violence but no more than you could see in a Disney TV show.
age 8+

Enjoyable Movie

Our entire family watched this movie and we enjoyed it. The story line moved quickly and there was plenty of special effects to hold the attention of my older kids. It just proves that movies don't have to contain filth to be great!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The Hunters marks another effort by Walmart and Procter & Gamble to deliver quality entertainment for the whole family, and once again it succeeds ... to a degree. The good-versus-evil, globetrotting archaeological adventure certainly isn't a new movie concept (ever heard of Indiana Jones?), nor is it likely to be a particular winner with the little ones in the family. To that end, enter the fairy-tale tie-ins: the magical mirror from Snow White, the Seven Dwarves' cottage, and a few other elements from other favorite stories and elements of mythology. The trouble is, this aspect of the story isn't prominent enough to keep kids' attention or to take the edge off the sometimes intense content, and, in light of the otherwise intense action sequences, it comes across as pretty corny to older viewers.

But the news isn't all bad. Setting aside the Snow White arc, this is a story about family members trying to find each other, both literally and in the emotional sense. Carter and Jordyn's job takes them far from home a lot, and the fact that their boys don't know the truth about what they do drives an even bigger wedge down the middle of this family. In that sense, what begins as each side's biggest nightmare could wind up being their saving grace, and the movie's messages about honesty, communication, and trust aren't tarnished by a disjointed story line that misses the mark for families.

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