I loved "The Hunted." I thought that it was a brilliant, suspenseful, excellant action film. It was bloody, but not nearly as bloody as "Kill Bill Volume One." I liked the way the killer killed. He used his hunting knife, and during the film, as a viewer, I could feel the way the future victiums felt. They didn't know that they were about to be killed, but they were scared. The two stars in "The Hunted" are Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio del Toro, and they were perfect in their roles.
When the film begins we meet Aaron Hallam, who is a soldier in a war battle in Kosovo. He witnesses explosions, burning buildings, and people shooting each other. Finally he stabs somebody in the throat, and we flash to a different scene. We then meet L.T. Bonham(Tommy Lee Jones) who is a retired military trainer. He is called back into action when a former trainee of his-Aaron Hallam-goes on a murder spree in Oregon. During his battle in Kosovo, he finally snapped, and becomes the very dangerous killer of four men. L.T. arrives at the lastest murder scene in the woods. He meets Abby Durrell, the agent working on the case, and he sees dozens of other agents looking around the scene of the crime. He likes working alone, and meets him in the woods, while looking around. He brings Aaron back with him, but while being transported to another location, he somehow mananges to escape. When L.T finds out about that he become determined to find him or kill him, because he is still very dangerous. Turns out, Aaron went to see his ex-girlfriend Irene Kravitz, and her daughter Loretta, Aaron and L.T. ensure a cat and mouse game, with either one of them being the cat or the mouse.
A main reason who I loved "The Hunted" so much was because it was a fun cat and mouse chase. The ending was also surprising, because whatever happened at the end, I thought that it was going to happen the other way. I didn't think that it would stick to formula, but it did. Kudos to Tommy Lee Jones. He once again mananges to give a great performance, and Benecio del Toro I don't really like, but he also mananged to be good in this film. It is not a film for everybody. It does have some very bloody scenes, especially the knife fight towards the end, but overall the film works very well. I only wish that I didn't miss this in the theatre. It would probally have been much better there.
Rated R for strong bloody violence and some language.