The Hunt is a 2020 American horror thriller film directed by Craig Zobel.
The starring cast includes Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Amy Madigan, Hilary Swank, Ethan Suplee, Wayne Duvall, Sturgill Simpson, Kate Nowlin, Reed Birney and others.
Universal Pictures UK on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 released the trailer:
The Hunt - International Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD.
In a group text, Athena Stone (Hilary Swank) anticipates an upcoming hunt of "deplorables." Later, on her private jet, she kills a man who staggers out from the cargo hold.
Eleven captives wake up gagged, in a forest, for the hunt. In a clearing, they find a cache of weapons and keys to their gags, but upon retrieving them, five are killed by an unseen enemy.
Three captives escape over a barbed-wire fence to a service station. The station's owners, an elderly couple consisting of Miranda "Ma" and Julius "Pop", identify their location as a point on Route 31 near Elaine, Arkansas. The three escapees, each kidnapped from a different part of the United States, realize their situation's similarity to the conspiracy theory "Manorgate". One of the three eats a poisoned donut and collapses, while Ma (Amy Madigan) and Pop (Reed Birney) kill the rest with poison gas. They then clean up the station for the next person to come in.
A fourth captive, Afghanistan War veteran Crystal Creasey (Betty Gilpin), arrives. Asking for cigarettes and their location, she makes conversation with Ma and Pop, and the latter get nervous. Crystal then attacks and kills the couple with a sawed-off shotgun the couple had under the counter; she reveals that the cigarettes were too expensive for Arkansas.
Inspecting the pickup truck outside, she finds a Croatian licence plate underneath a fake Arkansas plate, and a booby-trap wired to the driver's door. She later encounters another captive; a conspiracy theorist podcaster named Gary, and warns him from taking the truck. They board a train car full of refugees, whom Gary believes to be crisis actors; the train is then raided by Croatian soldiers. When Gary tries to convince the soldiers of Manorgate and the refugees' perfidy, a refugee, "Crisis Mike" admits to Gary that he and only he is an actor, but says the raid was not planned for, and offers a head start for Gary's cooperation. Gary uses a grenade the actor had hidden to kill him, and Crystal is taken to a refugee camp.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Hunt.
The film The Hunt was scheduled to be released on March 11, 2020 (United Kingdom), on March 13, 2020 (United States, Sweden), on April 10, 2020 (Turkey), on April 16, 2020 (Hungary) and on May 14, 2020 (Germany) by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, Sabay MVP, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures Spain and VUDU.
The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $14 million, the film grossed over $15.2 million.
The film The Hunt is rated with "R" rating.
The Hunt got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 57/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about The Hunt you can get at:
Official website: thehunt.movie
IMDB: The Hunt
Wikipedia: The Hunt (2020 film)