Director: Thomas Vinterberg
The Hunt (Danish: Jagten) is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen. The story is set in a small Danish village around Christmas, and follows a man who becomes the target of mass hysteria after being wrongly accused of sexually assaulting a child.
Verdict: Don’t believe the Hype. This film lacked any kind of substance, The premise it was based on seemed incredulous, I thought kiddie fiddlers had kiddie porn on their computers? The accusations weren’t handled in an appropriate manner, People were bashing each other in public with no charges being laid for assault or animal cruelty.
To cut a long story short, The Hunt is a boring meaningless film which is not worth viewing let alone barely worth reviewing. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the cannes film festival for his role in the film, possibly rightly so since he literally carried the whole film. He carried an entire film that had no credible storyline, terrible directing and a complete lack of suspense with his brilliant skills.
I adore Mads Mikkelsen which is why I watched the film in the first place but he seriously needs to team up with a credible director and team if he wants to make decent films as he has done in the past with Nicholas Winding Refn.
10 thumbs up to Mads and Ten thumbs down to this dreary nonsensical crap film which I wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy.
3 out of 10.