The Hunt (2020) Review

The subject of manhunts is obviously making a comeback in the field of films. The advertisement for the 2020 edition was interesting and so I watched a few clips on YouTube in the afternoon. Later I bought the film and watched it in its entirety. And what can I say? The movie is stupid. And good. The Hunt is brutal and senseless. It is funny and socio-critical at the same time. It’s kind of everything and nothing. And then there is the leading actress Betty Gilpin, whom I didn’t know until now. I had to laugh several times during the film. In the run-up to the film, some comments about the film said that her performance was worthy of an Oscar. Afterwards I now understand the irony in these words. Betty can make a face… I have never seen anything like that before. From one scene to the next she looks more stupid, although she can be a beautiful woman. But maybe this very change is Oscar-worthy. The rest of the crew, with the exception of Hilary Swank, is just cannon meat. But that doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter anyway, because after watching it I’m just as smart as before. The Hunt is just a fun movie with some really cool scenes. You can watch it, you can like it, but you don’t have to. In my case, it slipped just past the rating “I like very much”.

My ★★★★ review of The Hunt (2020) on @letterboxd: boxd.it/1jUDG7

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Dominik Höcht @dominikhoecht

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