February 21, 2024 | Rome, Italy

The Hunted

By |2018-03-21T18:32:05+01:00June 10th, 2004|Reviews|


Date: 2003

Director: William Friedkin

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro


s agreeable as Tommie Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro are to watch, they’re wasted badly in director William Friedkin’s formulaic Pacific Northwest chase movie heavy on macho and short on smarts. Jones is L.T. Bonham, an FBI tracker who must hunt down military-trained assassin Aaron Halman (Del Toro) in what starts fairly promisingly as a war of wills but descends rapidly into primeval grunting and rocky bluff knife-play. Del Toro is asked to display his “fear me, I’m fierce” look, but no more. Jones gets mournful looks and (for him) archetypal sarcasm. Naturally, Bonham was once Halman’s special ops teacher, a thick layer of psychology laid down to no avail.

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Hong Kong based David Trask is a longtime freelance movie reviewer.