The Hunt

The Hunt ★★

There's a brilliant, provocative concept buried somewhere in here, but the filmmakers are coming at it from such a backwards, deliberately unprovocative place that it just makes the entire thing hard to watch. Sure, it's admittedly fun to watch Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank go at each other, but the script misses out on what makes great satire so great - effective world building with well defined stakes, purposeful violence/action/etc, and an actual point of view. I'm really over the type of content that says taking aim at everyone and everything is the only way to go. That doesn't make you smart or edgy or cool, it makes you unfocused and a bad storyteller. Anyway, watch The Leftovers for the true Lindelof-Zobel team-up.

GRADE: C

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