(Tommy Lee Jones, Benico Del Toro / R / 94 mins / Paramount)
Overview: People get their kicks from all kinds of things. For one battle-addled ex-military assassin (Benicio Del Toro), offing deer hunters is just the thing. His former instructor (Tommy Lee Jones) teams up with the FBI to catch him, leading to (what else?) a deadly cat-and-mouse game.
Verdict: Ohhh, Oscar winners deserve better than the man's-man games both Mr. Jones and Mr. Del Toro are subjected to here (and I say that as a fan of action-movie mechanics). Corny and confused, brain-dead and depressing, 'The Hunted' is just another schlocky Hollywood serial-killer thriller that is way too close to a 'Rambo' rehash for my liking! To put it all another way, 'The Hunted' stalks the masculine psyche with sharp knives, but it tracks its audience too noisily to bag us!
Reviewed by Russ Trunk