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REVIEW: The Hunt (2020)

The Hunt, directed by Craig Zobel and co-written by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof, drew controversy upon its release due to its satirical depiction of America’s divided political spectrum. Red-state voters and liberal elites are both skewered in a film which sees the former forced to participate in a twisted game of life or death not dissimilar to The Running Man. Unlike that film though, there is a prevailing sense of seriousness throughout The Hunt which is gives it an irritating and misplaced sense of being smarter than it is.

As an empty-headed slice of dark comedy, it works. But it most definitely does not stack up as a genuine commentary on social divide and wealth inequality. Still, it’s worth the price of admission just to see two undisputed bad asses, Betty Gilpin and Hillary Swank, kick shit out of one another.