When a solitary assassin Lucas (Sam Worthington) is hired to kill Ella (Odeya Rush) - a young woman unaware of her family's questionable business dealings - he finds himself rallying against his orders unable to pull the trigger. The Hunter becomes the hunted, as Lucas' failed hit sets a twisted game of cat and mouse in motion. Protecting the young woman he was hired to kill, the pair are relentlessly pursued across Europe. Their only hope of survival is to expose those responsible for brutally murdering her family and bring them to justice.
Underwhelming action thriller
- The Hunter's Prayer review by Alphaville
With commendably little backstory we’re straight into the action as a teenage girl’s parents are shot and she’s on the run with a bodyguard. But it soon turns into a clichéd character-driven bore of a film with a pointless title. The girl is played by yet another bland young American actress and Sam Worthington is scarcely any better as the bodyguard bogged down with ‘issues’. The scenes between them lack both realism and interest. Baddies are regularly dispatched but they barely register and it soon becomes hard to care. One bonus for Line of Duty fans: Martin Compston turns up as a dispassionate assassin.