Title: The Hunters
Directed by: Chris Bryant
Starring: Steven Waddington, Diana Agron, Chris Briant, Tony Becker, Terence Knox
Running Time: 111 minutes, Rated R
A group of men spend their weekends together at a little spot in the wilderness called Fort Goben. It’s a place where men can be men, and hunt some humans who just happen upon their private sanctuary. Just a typical weekend with the guys.
Director Chris Briant plays Le Saint, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD who is trying to live a normal life, and is anxious to use his analysis skills in an investigation into several missing persons cases. When he chooses to meet a Mob informant at Fort Goben, he happens upon the boys club and is soon their next target. He must battle his inner demons while trying to escape the fortress.
Because Diana Agron happens to be apart of the Glee phenomenon, Lionsgate chose to push her name to sell this film; just like Jesse Eisenberg in the Camp Hell fiasco. Agron is maybe in this film a total of 10 minutes, and it’s all split up. Her part has really little to do with the flow of the story. So if you’re a Glee fan, or just a fan of her work, you might be disappointed.
The thing is, they didn’t really need to do lure viewers with a celebrity name. The Hunters is actually a decent action-suspense film. It’s also a psychological film as it delves into human madness. Characters who are seemingly normal on the outside, are hiding something dark and evil that they can barely contain.
The special features include a theatrical trailer and a behind the scenes featurette, with cast and crew interviews.
I liked this film. It was suspenseful and the characters were unpredictable. Chris Briant is a pretty good actor and director, and I hope to see him more of his work in the future.
Total Rating: B
Reviewed by: JM Willis