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3.4 of 5 from 333 ratings
1h 57min
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Synopsis:
Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) 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 SEAL's to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.
Actors:
, Ethan Baird, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Gerard Butler, Mark Gill, Toby Jaffe, Neal H. Moritz, Matthew O'Toole, Alan Siegel, John Thompson, Tucker Tooley, Les Weldon
Writers:
Arne Schmidt, Jamie Moss, George Wallace, Don Keith
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2019
Run Time:
117 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Donovan Marsh
  • Surface Tension: Declassifying 'Hunter Killer'
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2019
Run Time:
121 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Spanish
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, Spanish
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Donovan Marsh
  • Surface Tension: Declassifying 'Hunter Killer'
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2019
Run Time:
121 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Spanish
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, Spanish
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Donovan Marsh
  • Surface Tension: Declassifying 'Hunter Killer'

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Reviews (2) of Hunter Killer

Well-paced submarine thriller - Hunter Killer review by Alphaville

Do we really need another cold war submarine movie? The film is based on a 2012 book and adds nothing new to the genre. This time Gerard Butler is the captain, there’s skulduggery beneath the Arctic waves and his sub is sent in to find out what’s going on. You’ll get a laugh after five minutes when he’s hunting with bow and arrow in the high Bulgarian mountains and the caption says he’s in Scotland. All the usual tropes and chain-of-command technical dialogue is present and correct, as are the usual cgi shots of the sub skimming past the camera through murky waters. Will the Russian torpedoes sink Gerard? You get one guess.

A second even less interesting strand of plot has Gary Oldman playing a warmongering politician in Pentagon discussions about what to do. Two clichéd plots in one film not enough? Okay, let’s add in a rogue Russian general with weapons at his disposal. To say nothing of some happy-clapping at the end.

That said, this is a well-paced and never-boring film. Even the clichéd stuff has a cosy familiarity. If only Gerard wasn’t cooped up in his control room with nothing to do to flex his muscles, because there’s a third strand of plot involving a Black Ops raid on the general’s base, and this one does pack some excitement. Brit Toby Stephens is the leader but it should have been Gerard. As he’s also the film’s producer it was maybe too much for him. As he says on the DVD Xtras, that’s the part you’d expect him to play.

Overall the film gives a two-hour easy watch and the DVD Xtras are also worth catching. Gerard is always an enthusiastic interviewee and director Donovan Marsh delivers an interesting commentary for cinema buffs telling us how it was all done.

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Routine actioner - Hunter Killer review by KF

There's not much wrong with this film. It's fast paced, well acted and watchable. it's just that submarine warfare, nuclear threats, cold war, macho heroics etc is all, well, a bit passé. It needed some twists and some imagination to raise it a level.

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