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The Hunted

action & adventure, drama, thrillers

An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
0 out of 5
5 out of 5

An awful and graphically violent movie.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has brutal violence, including battle scenes. Characters are in intense peril and many are killed. Characters use strong language. Minority and female characters are strong, capable, and loyal and diverse characters clearly respect each other and work well together.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether L.T. feels responsible for Aaron. Should he have answered the letters or alerted the authorities to a problem? How do we train people to become killers and then expect them to go on with their lives? Is it possible to give someone like Aaron justice?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Although it is a rough ride, The Hunted is also an exciting one. But no tracking skills were needed to follow its well-traveled cinematic road.

- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Friday, March 14, 2003

Fresh: Just like Walter Hill's Undisputed, William Friedkin's The Hunted plays a like a clinic for lean, mean, no-nonsense filmmaking.

- Chuck O'Leary,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Audience Reviews

3 stars

The Hunted was a pretty decent action flick. It's quick paced and the chase never lets up until the very end. I liked that it kept it going fast because this film had the potential to be a sleeper otherwise. Tommy Lee Jones is comfortable in these types of roles and he's good in them. Another great job. Benicio Del Toro is still a fairly new actor for me. I haven't seen him a lot of his films. I really like him and I thought he was great. But I saw him more as a tortured soul in this film. You teach people to be a vicious killer you shouldn't be surprised when that's what they turn out to be. The fight scenes were pretty intense and well choreographed. Good movie to watch on a rainy Cali night.

- LWOODS04, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2 stars

An alright movie but it seemed like it couldve been so much better then it was.It started out good then it just was just downhill from there

- dukeakasmudge, Friday, September 3, 2010

3 stars

Benicio is a good actor, but he can be guilty of overacting occasionally. Tommy Lee Jones is a solid one dimensional actor, he does well in films like these. Good fight scenes in the wilderness, making this film a mix between The Fugitive and First Blood.

- Chiefilms, Tuesday, April 27, 2010