THE HUNTED (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì 

The Hunted runs on the simple, redundant storyline of gory fight scenes. Improbable survival continually and conveniently presents itself  for the antagonist so that he does not die even though the audience may long for him to die early on in the movie. Tommy Lee Jones has a certain welcome screen presence that is expected but seems either diminished here or lacking…almost as if he is not feeling well during this filming. The venues for each scene are unique and well-chosen. A storyline is lacking. The conclusion leaves one feeling as if the story is not done. 

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Two state-of-the-art killers fight each other. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director William Friedkin for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Ricardo Mestres and James Jacks  for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: L. T. Bonham (Tommy Lee Jones), Sergeant Aaron Hallam (Benicio del Toro), FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielsen), Irene Kravitz (Leslie Stefanson), FBI Special Agent Ted Chenoweth (John Finn), FBI Special Agent Bobby Moret (Jose Zuniga), FBI Special Agent Harry Van Zandt (Ron Canada), Dale Hewitt (Mark Pellegrino), Loretta Kravitz (Jenna Boyd), Stokes (Aaron DeCone), Kohler (Carrick O’Quinn), Zander (Lonny Chapman), Powell (Rex Linn), Richards (Eddie Velez), Sheriff (Alexander MacKenzie), and The Narrator (Johnny Cash). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The hardcore Tommy Lee Jones fan may choose to watch it but know that it falls short of what Tommy Lee Jones usually puts out in entertainment. This film should have been a blockbuster. Know there is no lack of blood and gore.

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