The Hunt – Movie Review ~ VIDEO

U.S.A.-( The Hunt is 1 hour and 29 minutes of satire. I was in a theater, so I contained the laughing out loud to smirking, chuckles and the occasional knowing side glance at my companion.

This is a fun movie. If you wish to see a training film, this is not it. There are quite a few guns in the movie. If you wish to criticize their use, you will find plenty to criticize. I do not expect satire to be realistic.

If you want political commentary that eviscerates the Woke left and political insanity… there is plenty in this movie.

It takes stereotypes of the left and conservatives and slings them about with enough subtlety to evade the King’s censors, as Jonathan Swift did with Gulliver’s Travels.

The Hunt seems to be a very unlucky movie. First, numbers of people on both ends of the political spectrum call for it to be withdrawn from circulation before anyone saw it.

Then, It is shown in theaters in the midst of the Coronavirus, Wu Flu, panic/crises, take your pick.  When I saw the film in Harkins Theaters in Yuma, Arizona on 16 March, I asked the young man at the counter how business was.

It was terrible. Admittedly, this was a matinee. It was on a Monday. There were four people in the theater that could have seated a couple hundred.

We did not need to worry about breathing someone else’s air.

Do not approach this movie as if it is a documentary.

There is considerable truth in satire. It does not work if there isn’t a kernel of truth in the story.

There is considerable truth in this movie, and it hits you over the head with it like a hammer. A fluffy pillow hammer with feathers that touches the funny bone.

One of the characteristics of humor is said to be, it is funny when somebody else gets hurt.

Many parts of the movie do not make any sense. Remember, it not a training film. The movie makes fun of the currently politically correct society on many levels.

Was the movie being politically correct in showing women more competent than men? Or was that a satirical statement about political correctness in current culture?

Are the blood and gore a satirical comment on slasher flicks? Or a cynical way to boost the box office and a comment on slasher flicks?

Good satire makes it hard to distinguish.

To give full credit to the star of the film, Betty Gilpin, she does an excellent job as Crystal, a very competent woman.

If you can understand satire, see this movie. If you were born without the satire gene, don’t bother.

We can use more films which are not politically correct, films you can laugh at. There are stereotypes in the movie even “woke” leftists can laugh at.

The movie may become a “cult” classic, like “Tremors”. There are some similarities.

It is a good time to see the movie. Theaters are likely to be almost empty. The risk will be very low.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Will Flatt

Sorry, but I don’t buy the film’s left-wing creators’ and promoters’ claims that it is satire. It’s thinly veiled genocide-porn intended to validate the woke left’s ideas that all conservatives should be murdered, and that killing conservatives should be entertaining. Sure the “deplorables” put up a good fight and dish out as good as they get, but in the end it is what it is. This is society displaying its’ depravity as only Hollywood can deliver. If you’re a Christian – a REAL Christian – or if you’re a Jew, even if you’re a nonreligious but moral person, this isn’t… Read more »

Deplorable Bill

W.F. I wonder what was said to that guy who shot up the republican baseball practice? How long was his indoctrination? What about the TWO guys who shot up the concert in Vegas? What was said to set them off? For the record, hat was a joint antifa/isis hit. It was planned in Oakland Calif and Berlin Germany and the Aussi fag that had his finger on the trigger is still free. A political hit with the aim of firearm confiscation in the whole of America so the socialist/progressives could have their way. I am aware of how propaganda works.… Read more »


@DB, I am most interested in what you said was ‘two guys’ shooting up the concert in Vegas. I have tried to keep up with this and other than the conspiracy theories, that I have to believe totally in one form or another, I would like to hear your rationale for 2 shooters. To date, I have heard it was only one from the “authorities” who I know can’t be trusted.


C’mon DB! We’re waiting. I have never heard of two shooters either. If you got something on this, then you’re way ahead of our curve.

Deplorable Bill

S.W. & O M; OK , here we go. When the “event” happened, the day, rather the evening it happened, try to remember some of the one of stories/research done on the news. About 45 min. before, there were two people — two women who were overheard talking about what all the deplorables would be doing later and filming with their cell phones. Yes, they actually used the word deplorables. They were well back of the planned target area. During/after the attack; The whole attack took about 10 min. There was no shooting for the next 51 min. The shooter’s… Read more »


@DB, Well, that is quite an analogy. It is however, just another theory that can’t be proved, by anyone, especially since no real forensics have ever been released.

Deplorable Bill

Old Man, I wish you were right. There are a LOT of coincidences and there are a LOT of facts. The meetings in Berlin and Oakland were published. The photo in front of the hotel was published. The NAME of shooter B, the guy with the selfe, was published. His identity and nationality was published. The phone conversation on site before the event (the two women) was published. The cell phone charger that did not go to shooter A’s phone was published. The reasoning for the attack in New Zealand was published. Who is/was funding antifa is published. These are… Read more »


DB, The Feds will never come clean on this. Same as when JFK met his fate.


DB —

Well, that was a lot more than I knew. The news never covers it anymore. I knew the guy had a wife/girlfriend that was investigated, but found to know nothing about what he was up to. Thank you for “sticking your equipment out there,” as I won’t be one to step on it. I applaud your fortitude, and thank you for your service to the community as LEO. You’re one of the good guys. And damn, if their plan for confiscation isn’t working.

Operator Z

Amen brother. There is plenty good in this world, no need to fill ones mind with filth.

Elisa Delaurenti

I don’t give money and support to Hollywood islammunists who hate our guts and want us disarmed, while making their fortunes portraying guns in such wicked ways.


Imagine the absolute sh**storm the left would have if the tables were turned. The film would be banned and the producers shot.


I don’t care if Holyweird ever makes another movie. I haven’t paid them a plug nickle for what they produce since the 90’s. Hollywood is a cesspool of every corrupt libation you can imagine, and they need to be disinfected. They started this culture war, and no movie they could ever produce will ever be seen by me as a peace offering. Let them fiddle, while all around them their culture burns.


Watch TV?


Before you disarm America, disarm Hollywood first.

Shame on any Gun Owner who votes Democrat.


Nobody was up in arms about Hunger Games movies, teenagers killing other teens with archery gear.