Hunting Party 2007 R CC

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(41) IMDb 6.9/10
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A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the no. 1 war criminal in Bosnia.

Starring:
Terrence Howard, Richard Gere
Runtime:
1 hour 41 minutes

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Hunting Party

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Comedy
Director Richard Shepard
Starring Terrence Howard, Richard Gere
Supporting actors Gordana Vukres, James Brolin, Sanela Seferagic, Damir Saban, Aleksandra Grdic, Jesse Eisenberg, John W. Falk, Scott Anderson, Harald Doornbos, Philippe Deprez, Erich Rathfelder, Zan Marolt, Ljubomir Kerekes, Kristina Krepela, Snezana Markovic, Joy Bryant, Goran Kostic, Branko Smiljanic
Studio The Weinstein Company
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The innocent suffer for the foolish ambitions of the few!
Sahra Badou
You may ask why is this so that only Serbs are shown as the bad guys.
Armatura
The subject is really interesting and the acting was very good too.
Uncle Chino

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35 of 45 people found the following review helpful By thornhillatthemovies.com VINE VOICE on September 14, 2007
"Only the Most Ridiculous Parts of the Story Are True"

As I read this brief title card at the beginning of the new Richard Shephard ("The Matador") film "The Hunting Party", I suddenly realized something. For months, I have been watching a trailer for a different film. Funny thing is the film I saw was better than the film promoted by the trailer. Let me explain.

Over the course of many months, I saw the trailer for "The Hunting Party" many times. Every time I watched it, the film was painted as a fairly typical war story. Richard Gere plays a reporter covering stories in various war zones, Terrence Howard plays his cameraman. Together, they dodge a lot of bullets and explosions. Jesse Eisenberg ("Noah and the Whale") plays a young newbie along for the ride. Every time I watched the trailer, I couldn't help suppress a yawn. It appeared to be too conventional to have anything new to say.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I saw a television commercial for the film. This commercial was different; mentioning the film was directed by Richard Shepherd. Richard Shephard? The director of "The Matador"? "The Matador" was an unusual film, a dark comedy featuring great performances by Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear. It wasn't one of my favorite films, but I appreciated the dark, offbeat sense of humor. When I learned "The Hunting Party" was a dark comedy, my interest became peaked.

Simon (Richard Gere) is a danger junkie. His job as a reporter for a major television network's evening news has made him a star and he seems more comfortable wearing a pair of cargo pants and a camouflage vest, dodging bullets, than he would be at a dinner party enjoying conversation.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 27, 2008
Format: DVD
At first glance, during the music and opening sequences of THE HUNTING PARTY, it is difficult to ascertain if the film about to be seen is a comedy or a docudrama about a genocidal maniac. Once the repartee of dialog sets in we realize that journalists require a certain mindset and vantage that allows them to cover war and other atrocities and once that tenor is adjusted the film makes solid sense.

Based on a true story by Scott Anderson (a journalist) THE HUNTING PARTY (written for the screen by Richard Shepard who also directs) deals with a top notch journalist Simon (Richard Gere) on the skids and his buddy cameraman Duck (Terrence Howard) and youngster journalist Benjamin (Jesse Eisenberg) who meet up after Simon's self imposed exile to follow a lead to 'interview' The Fox (Ljubomir Kerekes), the most wanted war criminal from the Bosnia/Croatian war. Their trail follows life-threatening chases and captures and escapes until they expose what the CIA has been doing to prevent - the capture of this heinous maniac. While the atmosphere is rather grim, the production is pitch perfect and the performances by Gere, Howard, and Eisenberg manage to reveal the complexities of the mental states and bizarre outlooks of journalists who elect to be right next to the horrors of war and crime in order to deliver a story. Food for thought here, and a much different approach to the life of correspondents than we've had before. And, it is based on fact! Grady Harp, January 08
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By H. Schneider on January 27, 2008
Format: DVD
All big conflicts and unresolved situations are a fertile ground for conspiracy theories. Usually one or the other urban myth will be planted on top of the most daring theories. Prime example that comes to mind are the 9/11 explanations involving Mossad/Pentagon/CIA plus the fable that x-thousand Jews did not go to work on that day, which many good Muslims actually believe. As I know first hand, i.e. this is not an urban myth now.
One conspiracy theory has it that Karadjic, the Bosnian Serb, who is one of the hottest refugees from international justice, resigned his leadership in a deal with the US/UN which promised him that they would not come after him. The urban myth garnishing this theory, and which forms the basis of this film script, is, that K. actually did get caught and then killed by Bosnian Muslims rather than put up for show like Milosevic. Who knows.
The movie is worth watching, whether one wants to belief the story or not. Gere and Howard are doing a great job as pair of war correspondents with different positions on their career path trajectory(G down, H up). The plot is interesting enough, the story is based on the two guys' hare-brained plan to interview K., who is here called something else, but played by a look-alike. The script is not perfect, it stutters and stumbles, but it carries.
Recommendable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian Maitland on August 28, 2011
Format: DVD
Although there is so much in here, I found the ending (SPOILER ALERT) where the three journalists decide to run away from the CIA as implausible as well as their ability to capture, on their own, a notorious Serb war criminal.

Having said that, at the end of the movie, are claims that this actually happened. If that's true then the depiction of the final 20 minutes of this movie was even more unbelievable.

It's hard to know what to think but up until that point this is a terrific thriller with loads of mysterious threatening characters and scenes. The acting is first-rate as when Richard Gere gets those indignant roles he is always able to pull those off. Throw in Terrence Howard who just exudes cool and the surprising newcomer "Adventureland's" Jesse Eisenberg. Throw in a gratuitous James Brolin (sadly his beard demanded too much salary and did not appear in a suppurting role), loads of war scenes and bombed out building across Bosnia-Hercegovina and you have one heckuva movie.

Maybe not as well done as "Savior" was as far as depicting the atrocities in the Balkans but a damned fine effort.

DVD extras are the usual--commentary track, making of and deleted scenes.
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