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Hunter Killer also known as “A Hunter Killer küldetés,” “Hunter Killer - Caccia negli abissi,” “Fúria em Alto Mar,” “Medziotojo zudikas,” “Ocean ognia,” “Operatiunea Hunter Killer,” «Унищожителят», «Хантер Киллер»”

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for violence and some language.

Check back later for review coming from contributor Donna M. Mears by Nov 2

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Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
• Adults • Young-Adults
Genre:
Action Suspense Thriller Adaptation
Length:
2 hr. 1 min.
Year of Release:
2018
USA Release:
October 26, 2018 (wide—2,728 theaters)
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Relevant Issues
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Teamwork to prevent a war

Sacrifice for others

Loyalty

Kidnappings

Coups

FILM VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer

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Featuring: Gerard ButlerCaptain Joe Glass
Gary OldmanCJCS Charles Donnegan
CommonRA John Fisk
Linda CardelliniJayne Norquist
Michael NyqvistCaptain Andropov
Ethan Baird … Sonar 3
Jacob Scipio … Sonar 2
Dempsey Bovell … Sonar 1
Corey Johnson … Captain
Adam James … Captain Forbes
Henry Goodman … Senator from Illinois
Colin Stinton … Senator from Iowa
Carter MacIntyre … XO Brian Edwards
Shane Taylor … TMC Turner
Kola Bokinni … McCaw
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Director: Donovan Marsh—“Avenged” (2013)
Producer: Hunter Killer Productions [Great Britain]
G-BASE
Hishow Entertainment [China]
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Distributor: Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.”

This film is based on the novel Firing Point (2012) by Don Keith and George Wallace.

  • Violence: Very Heavy
  • Profane language: Heavy— • “Chr*st” • “J*sus” (3) • “H*ll” (8) • “G*d d*mn” (6) • “Oh my G*d”
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Heavy— • f-words (3) • s-words (6) • “p*ssy” • “a**hole” • “a**” (2) • “p*ssed”
  • Sexuality: comment: “She’s a hot piece of a**” (2)
  • Nudity: • male in underwear • shirtless males
  • Occult: None

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Comments below:
Positive
Positive—This was an action-packed military movie, that barely slowed down. There is profanity, but I wouldn’t consider it gratuitous.

The storyline is interesting, and it follows plots on land and under the sea. Good acting, top-notch photography and CG.

I wouldn’t take a child to this, because it would go over their head, but it is a great romp, reminiscent of the old war movies.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Dennis, age 65 (USA)

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Secular Movie Critics
…a surprisingly fun throwback to Cold War thrillers… at its best “Hunter Killer” feels exactly like a first-rate Clancy adaptation… [3/5]
Matthew Monagle, Austin ChronicleB
…director, Donovan Marsh, pulls off some solid suspense… “Hunter Killer” does its job as popcorn thriller with brisk efficiency…
Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
…seems old-fashioned… if you like this kind of movie, it’s not a bad use of two hours, especially as you probably shouldn’t expect another movie like this any time soon… Butler is a strong leading man…playing particularly well off of Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who is brilliant…
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
…A better-than-expected entry in the all-too-often neglected sub sub-genre, with Butler showing impressive restraint. …
Chris Hewitt, Empire [UK]
…Sinks to the bottom… by-the-numbers military thriller… director Donovan Marsh creates an admirably realistic submarine environment… cliche-ridden dialogue…
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter