The Hunted There's a moment, about 30 minutes into The Hunted , when Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro and Tommy Jones go mano a mano with just… The Hunted There's a moment, about 30 minutes into The Hunted , when Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro and Tommy Jones go mano a mano with just…
DVD Review

The Hunted (2003)

Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, ... | 'HUNTED' PREY Jones and Del Toro face off
Image credit: The Hunted: Andrew Cooper
'HUNTED' PREY Jones and Del Toro face off
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 12, 2003; DVD Release Date: Aug 12, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Benicio Del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones and Connie Nielsen; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

There's a moment, about 30 minutes into The Hunted, when Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro and Tommy Jones go mano a mano with just a serrated-edge filet blade between the two of them, and director William Friedkin's gory thriller springs ferociously alive. Most of what's left, however, is derivative and unintentionally funny. Jones redoes his ''Fugitive'' role as a combat instructor hunting his gone-loco former pupil, Del Toro, who -- a bit more ambitiously -- channels the whole last 20 minutes of ''Apocalypse Now,'' brooding in the shadows like Brando's Kurtz when he's not slithering around with a knife like Martin Sheen. At least the leafy Oregon locations are pretty. EXTRAS Four documentaries, six deleted scenes, and one director's commentary, none of them as delicious as the two rather delightfully bad lines of film dialogue preserved forever in the theatrical trailer.

Originally posted Aug 15, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints
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