The Hunting Party "Putting your life in danger is actual living. The rest is television." Nice sentiments from Richard Gere's burned-out journalist, who leads colleagues Howard and Jesse…
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The Hunting Party (2008)

GOING 'HUNTING' Richard Gere and Terrence Howard on the road in postwar Bosnia in The Hunting Party , now on DVD
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GOING 'HUNTING' Richard Gere and Terrence Howard on the road in postwar Bosnia in The Hunting Party, now on DVD

Details Release Date: Jan 22, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jan 22, 2008; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Richard Gere and Terrence Howard; Distributor: MGM

''Putting your life in danger is actual living. The rest is television.'' Nice sentiments from Richard Gere's burned-out journalist, who leads colleagues Howard and Jesse Eisenberg on a merry trip through postwar Bosnia to bring in a mass murderer in The Hunting Party. As it turns out, this uneasy mix of farce and politics, based on a true incident, is easier to take on TV than on the big screen. EXTRAS Commentary by writer-director Richard Shepard (The Matador) is a hoot — but the featurette where he lets the two real journos tell their tale over beers has the snap and crackle the film strives to capture. B-

Originally posted Jan 18, 2008 Published in issue #975 Jan 25, 2008 Order article reprints