Thursday, March 20, 2003

Way off track

Movie: The Hunted

Posted on Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 4:00 AM

The Hunted
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: 2003-03-14
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Jenna Boyd, Leslie Stefanson
Director: William Friedkin
Screenwriter: David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Art Monterastelli
WorkNameSort: The Hunted
Our Rating: 2.00

A hyperviolent mishmash that features the worst performance of Benicio del Toro's otherwise fantastic career. Still curious? We also have a supermodel FBI agent (Connie Nielsen), an afterthought girlfriend who speaks "regular gal" like a Julliard grad (Leslie Stefanson), and the dependable Tommy Lee Jones as a survival teacher-cum-wolf-lovin' mountain man. Aaron Hallem (del Toro), a knives-only military assassin, witnesses a horrific genocide while waiting to kill a Serbian warlord. Upon developing post-traumatic stress disorder (dark room, flashbacks--duh) he reaches out to former instructor L.T. Bonham (Jones), who ignores his sycophantic letters/cries for help. Hallem descends into hunter-murdering madness, luring Bonham out of retirement as the only person who can stop him. No script integrity or character development here, but we are treated to a laughable chase scene and an ending my 4-year-old niece could have written. Barely directed by William Friedkin.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues


© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation