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The Hunting Party (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Hunting Party is tonally awkward: its shifts from dark satire to serious political thriller create an uneven film, despite best efforts from its game leads.

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An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside distribution for a film written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador).

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James Brolin
as Franklin Harris
Gordana Vukres
as Girl at Awards Ceremony
Sanela Seferagic
as Sexy Assistant
Diane Kruger
as Mirjana
Joy Bryant
as Duck's Girlfriend
Aleksandra Grdic
as TriBeCa Loft Girl
John W. Falk
as Journalist #1
Scott Anderson
as Journalist #2
Harald Doornbos
as Journalist #3
Philippe Deprez
as Journalist #4
Erich Rathfelder
as Journalist #5
Zan Marolt
as Journalist #6
Branko Smiljanic
as Nine Fingered Man
Semir Krivic
as Roadhouse Waiter
Lucio Slama
as Man With Scar
Damir Kukulj
as Solitary Man
Kata Ivkovcic
as Old Lady Gardening
Srecko Franovic
as Young Boy
Sasa Dodik
as Bar Patron #1
Amer Isanovic
as Bar Patron #2
Miraj Grbic
as Thug #1
Mladen Vulic
as Thug #2
Marinko Prga
as Fox's Man With Gun
Luka Peros
as Commando #1
Dylan Baker
as CIA Operative
Arif Alaibegovic
as Old Man With Guitar
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Critic Reviews for The Hunting Party

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (35)

While at times it may be glib, the film largely sticks to a grim tone of what a war as bitter as that can do to a country.

April 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Ludicrous, bewildering, and largely true (at least the "most ridiculous parts" according to the film's preface), it plays like an adventure story written by Kafka

February 22, 2008 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The action plot is lousy with cliched suspense scenes of back-road executions halted at the last possible instant.

December 17, 2007 | Full Review…

By the time the end credits roll, you're still not sure what kind of movie The Hunting Party is supposed to be, other than just queasy.

September 22, 2007 | Rating: 2/4

Hopefully, The Hunting Party will find the success it needs to keep Shepard making off-center movies because Hollywood doesn't always reward hard-to-categorize films like this one.

September 21, 2007
Top Critic

...The Hunting Party still is a movie worth chasing down.

September 21, 2007 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for The Hunting Party


The actors seem to be having a lot of fun and the dialogue is mostly very funny, but it is really hard to buy into most of this ludicrous "based in real events" plot that has a major revenge cliché as motivation for the main character and is a tonal mess in its stupid third act.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This film about journalists on the hunt for a Serbian war criminal suffers from being a bit undecided what exactly it wants to be. Sometimes it's a really dark commentary on the meaningless and brutality of war, the necessity to report about it as it is and then it tries to be some kind of satire, which just does not fit together that well. Whenever it concentrates on the ruined Bosnian houses, cities, and the lonely hills and forests, with the protagonists traveling through that hostile environment it has some really good moments. The humor seems out of place then, and the final info texts before the end credits try to make it look like a much quirkier film than it was or should have been, for that matter. Technically and as far as the acting is concerned, there is no reason to complain.For a film that is trying to portray reality the solution to the story comes a bit too easily and realistically. Entertaining but not entirely satisfying.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


This is a very well done, really exciting movie. I am starting to search out anything with Richard Gere in it, anymore. He doesn't do a ton of movies, but what he does do always proves to be of really good quality

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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