We #Review “The Hunter” Amazon Streaming “Intense and kept an uneasy edge of anticipation throughout” – MR

The Hunter (2011 Australian film)

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The Hunter
Directed by Daniel Nettheim
Produced by Vincent Sheehan
Written by Daniel Nettheim
Based on The Hunter by Julia Leigh
Starring Willem Dafoe Sam Neill Frances O’Connor
Music by Andrew Lancaster Michael Lira Matteo Zingales
Cinematography Robert Humphreys
Editing by Roland Gallois
Release date(s)
  • 6 October 2011 (2011-10-06)
Running time 102 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office $1,051,613 (AUS) $176,432 (USA)

The Hunter is a 2011 Australian film, directed by Daniel Nettheim and produced by Vincent Sheehan, based on the 1999 novel by Julia Leigh.[1] It stars Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor. To prepare for the role, Dafoe worked with a bush survival expert who taught him practical tips like how to de-scent himself so animals couldn’t smell him in the bush.[2] Dafoe flew to Hobart, Tasmania for the premiere of the film at the State Cinema.[3]

The film opened to the Australian public in cinemas on 29 September 2011.[4]

Our Thoughts:

The Hunter was intense and kept an uneasy edge of anticipation throughout.  It also touched on Austrailian culture and enviromental issues that seem to be effecting people all across the globe.  The end was unsettling to me. You will see why. It is an end that I may not forget for a while, which I am sure is why it was protrayed as it was.  The acting is sharp and there are no real special effects to speak of, save for the end, where they nailed it!  Highly recomended.  4.5 stars – M. R.

*NOTE:  The Hunter is FREE to watch if you have Amazon Prime.

The Hunter at Amazon


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2 responses to “We #Review “The Hunter” Amazon Streaming “Intense and kept an uneasy edge of anticipation throughout” – MR

  • twittersfantasyebookguide

    Are you following? We review “Raiders of the Lost Ark” IMAX version tomorrow!!!!

  • Hunter

    Thank you for reviewing The Hunter and for not spoiling the end! I am sitting in my office at DISH looking for movies to watch tonight and I just came across this movie. I think it is the cryptozoological aspect of the film that intrigues me the most; I would like to see how they work that old footage in the movie. I just ordered the film and I will be ready for me to watch when I get home from work. I hope the movie explains why Dafoe has to kill the animal instead of taking it alive. It seems that it would be more valuable intact than in pieces.

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