Screenwriter J.F. Lawton (Pretty Woman, Under Siege) combines romance and action in The Hunted, the tale of a businessman targeted by, believe it or not, ninja assassins. Christopher Lambert is likable as the normal guy who gets a crash course in swordplay (though you’d think he’d gotten decapitation out of his system with the Highlander series). But the star’s effort is wasted: Writer-director Lawton screws up his own plot twists with a plodding artiness, continually applying the brakes on a film that yearns to go into overdrive. C
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Action/Adventure; Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, Connie Nielsen, Ron Canada, John Finn, Leslie Stefanson, Mark Pellegrino, Jose Zuniga; Director: William Friedkin; Author: David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths; Release Date Wide: 03/14/2003; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 94; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted August 25 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT
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