I was expecting a visually pleasing film with perhaps a mediocre plot; this expectation reinforced by the fact that I've never been overly impressed by Willem Dafoe (though I always saw more potential than his projects tend to drawl out). Certificate: M/PG Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Travelling or based outside United States? This is one of my most favourite films of all time, the fact that it was Steve McQueen's final filmic outing, makes all the performances very poignant and he shows so much empathy and genuine integrity in just one look into the camera. The hunter (Dafoe) finds himself stuck living part time with a single mother of two young children. Nathaniel Taylor, Rollo Lawson on ‘Sanford and Son,’ Dies at 80, Paul W.S. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. And it is all of this without being too much or too little of any of it.The political relevance is what really amazed me, and I'm equally amazed at how little attention that gets in most reviews. The driving mimetic object of desire in The Hunter is the elusive Tasmanian Tiger, long declared extinct, but around which rumors of sightings routinely surface, though are never verified. Sometimes he takes down his quarry easily. Select the department you want to search in. A young woman falls in love with a famous novelist and travels with him to his home in Southern Italy. But you could replace Red Leaf with Monsanto or Haliburton or any number of the powerful corporations that have disproportionate influence over world affairs, and you would quickly see the relevance of this plot.But this is no conspiracy theory film, either - and this is what makes it so wonderful. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2019, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This is from the novel by Julia Leigh and tells the story of Martin Davis played by the brilliantly talented Willem `I use Just for Men' Dafoe who has been in more great films than you can shake two sticks at. My copy goes straight to the charity shop. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The story is a modern day turn on the life of a bounty hunter. But his new life is challenged when his foreboding and charismatic former cell mate arrives in town. He is put up in the home of a missing eco scientist. and that said, it makes the film even more of a hit in my eyes. The creature has been long considered extinct but the company is convinced that there may still be a remnant population in the wilds of Tasmania. With Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Morgan Davies, Jacek Koman. Martin is an assassin who sort of always gets his man, like The Mounties but on the wrong side of the law. I bought this movie expecting a survival action film topped off with some Dafoe awesomeness. This while his girlfriend is about to give birth, an event he isn't looking forward to. I'VE SEEN MANY MANY MANY MOVIES FROM THE 1950'S, I KNOW MY STUFF, THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE, GIVE IT A TRY, YOU WON'T BE SORRY. When Martin goes to the village, he has a hostile reception from the locals. At other times, he's forced to extreme measures which result in the injury or death of a lawbreaker. Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2015. Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2014. His exploits are sometimes humorous and sometimes frightening. Not at all what I was looking for, and thank goodness it wasn't! All of these well developed elements of the film bring with them their own hopes and tragedies, and by the end, you're not quite sure which has moved you most. When Steve McQueen left this planet, the acting profession lost one of it's best. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2015. After seeing this film listed on a couple "Top Films of the Year," highlighted especially for the magnificent cinematography, and feeling in the mood for a brumal, wintry film, I decided to check it out. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The Hunter Its ok, but I would much rather watch him in The Great Escape, Bullitt, Tom Horn, The Getaway, Papillon and the like. The story is well written; the dialogue suits McQueen and the supporting cast, Eli Wallach and Kathryn Harrold is excellent. As he … McQueen, a young LaVar Burton, Teddy Wilson (Earl from That's My Momma), a youthful Kathryn Harrold, even Eli Wallach. Anyone thinking of buying this, well, don't worry, you will not be disappointed. Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2018. The independent and lonely hunter Martin David is hired by the powerful biotech company Red Leaf to hunt down the last Tasmanian tiger.