In a seemingly endless procession of sequences, Thorson captures them all through extraordinary means. Yet he has a pregnant girl waiting for him back home -- so isn't it time he hung all this up and settled down? Well, wouldn't you know it... an angry killer who Thorson has tangled with in the past reappears on the scene, so maybe Thorson's mind will be made up for him!
Even I can't make it sound like anything other than a low-budget thriller suitable for a Sunday matinee on "the Superstation," and that's precisely what The Hunter is. Between the really cheesy special effects and the lame, old-man stunts, the film is a sad epilogue to the star of The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and Papillon. It would have been totally forgotten had McQueen not died of lung cancer shortly after its completion.
Pathetically enough, Christopher Keane, who wrote the original novel The Hunter back in 1976, just released a follow-up called The Huntress, about, you guessed it, female bounty hunters.
Run time: 100 mins
In Theaters: Thursday 6th October 2011
Box Office USA: $0.2M
Distributed by: Magnolia Pictures
Production compaines: Porchlight Films, Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen Tasmania, Fulcrum Media Finance, Madman Entertainment
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Fresh: 60 Rotten: 26
IMDB: 6.8 / 10
Director: Buzz Kulik
Producer: Mort Engleberg
Starring: Willem Dafoe as Martin David, Frances O'Connor as Lucy Armstrong, Sam Neill as Jack Mindy, Morgana Davies as Sass Armstrong, Finn Woodlock as Bike Armstrong, Jacek Koman as Middleman, Callan Mulvey as Rival Hunter, Daniel Wyllie as Pool Player, Sullivan Stapleton as Doug, Jamie Timony as Free, Maia Thomas as Shakti