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Genre Action
Running Time 100 min
Release Date Apr 6, 2012
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The Hunter

THE HUNTER is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows,… Show more

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May 18, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Ask not what Willem Dafoe is doing tracking down the elusive Tasmanian tiger in “The Hunter.” Just be thankful this wiry, wily actor — battle-scarred from experiences in avant-garde theater, mainstream blockbusters, and everything in between — has landed a rare lead role, even if he literally had to go to the other side of the planet to find it. Does it matter that the movie, a sort of romantic hit man eco-drama, becomes increasingly unglued as it goes along? Not when you watch Dafoe hold the frame on the strength of his weathered cheekbones alone.

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