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7.7

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Ryan Lattanzio
    Mar 29, 2012
    100
    The plot is spare, but unsettling imagery elevates The Hunter to the level of pure cinema.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Feb 29, 2012
    88
    This is a parable about modern Iran, and like many recent Iranian films it leaves its meaning to the viewer. One of the wise decisions by Rafi Pitts, its writer, director and star, is to include no dialogue that ever actually states the politics of its hero.
  3. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Jan 5, 2012
    63
    Cinematographer Mohammad Davudi's nighttime shots of jammed Tehran highways help convey the society's dehumanization. Scenes of a vast forest outside the city, where Ali releases tension by hunting, are powerful in their own, sparse way.