• Network: BBC , Cinemax
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 19, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Sean Higgins
    Nov 14, 2012
    100
    Hunted balances its cheesy dialogue and gratuitous sex and violence with an overarching narrative that dramatizes endemic moral rot and the dark money pulling strings from behind the curtain.
  2. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Oct 19, 2012
    88
    Hunted is an intriguing and rewarding puzzle worth (trying) to solve.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Nov 1, 2012
    83
    A simmering bit of silly suspense fun created by X-Files writer-producer Frank Spotnitz.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. RPD
    Nov 4, 2012
    2
    After watching two season's worth of Strike Back I was really hoping Hunted would be good. It's not. It drags along for most of every episode,After watching two season's worth of Strike Back I was really hoping Hunted would be good. It's not. It drags along for most of every episode, with fake as hell interactions between the characters, and when the action finally arrives it's completely unbelievable. What we have here is yet another case of "girl beats up guy" and, as always, it's totally unbelievable. I'm all for suspension of disblelief but this is too much. If they want to have a female, any female, be a badass they should have her be one with her brains. I'm sorry but Sam, the main character, couldn't fight her way out of a wet paper bag.

    If you want to see an awesome female protagonist watch Homeland, not this crap...
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  2. Nov 17, 2012
    10
    Simply the best show you aren't watching. It's smart, sexy and well-written; and while I enjoy Homeland, it doesn't make me want to devour aSimply the best show you aren't watching. It's smart, sexy and well-written; and while I enjoy Homeland, it doesn't make me want to devour a whole season in one sitting the way Hunted does. It might be less realistic than Homeland, but it's a heck of a lot less cynical too.

    Take the feel and atmosphere of Bourne or Ronin, combined with a multiple-season spanning mystery/conspiracy like Lost, and you have the general feel of Hunted, 6 episodes in when the first penny drops.

    If you're a fan of the BBC or British TV it's a must see. Probably the best thing I've ever watched on Skinemax. Support good TV.
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  3. Jan 13, 2014
    8
    Just started watching this show due to a free weekend Cinemax hearding. Went in no preconceived notions as I had never even heard o this show.Just started watching this show due to a free weekend Cinemax hearding. Went in no preconceived notions as I had never even heard o this show. I must say, it reminds me a lot of the old American series "Alias" with Jennifer Garner. Though the number of times Melissa George's character beats up men twice her size or three or four dudes at once gets a little out of control, all in all, I have a fairly favorable review of this show. The action scenes are good, the spy game-like plot twists are well done, and the acting, though sometimes a little wooden, is decent. I'm surprised it was not renewed for an additional season by The BBC, but that's only because I believe "The Hunted" is head and shoulders above most pedestrian American police or spy serial shows. Full Review »