Hunter Killer

Courage Runs Deep.


Hunter Killer
Deep under the Arctic Ocean, an American submarine Captain 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. He must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.

122 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Action, Thriller.

Showtimes

First one to blink, loses.
First one to blink, loses.

Credits

Cast
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Corey Johnson, Adam James
Director
Donovan Marsh
ScreenplayArne Schmidt, Jamie Moss, from the novel by George Wallace, Don Keith
MusicTrevor Morris
CinematographyTom Marais
EditingMichael J. Duthie
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byHunter Killer Productions, G-BASE, Hishow Entertainment, Millennium Films, Original Film, SprocketHeads, Tucker Tooley Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar thriller
LanguageInfrequent and Moderate Impact crude Language is used in the context of a manner of speech, sailor-war-talk, when expressing anger and frustration. This is aggressive at times in this intense war rescue, thriller plot. Language gives the flavour of the experience but is not excessive. However it is not suitable for younger children who are not cognitively developed enough who may choose to see this crude language as ‘normal’ and want to emulate it.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent and Moderate in impact, Violence is realistic, tastefully drawn and not graphic. There are torpedo’s, under water casualties, as well as on land, as one might expect in a war action film but Violence is not excessive nor does it have many shots of close up or blood-letting. However, it is not suitable for younger children whose cognitive development is not strong enough to accept images that may be disturbing, distressing or upsetting within the context. There is intense suspense, threat and menace throughout which is both physically and mentally and emotionally exhausting.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis is not suitable for sensitive children viewers who are impressionable and may find the war content traumatic and disturbing, distressing, upsetting, or unsettling. The main message is ‘courage under fire’, and ‘sacrifice for the greater good’. This action packed war thriller has a sustained sense of suspense, threat and menace, throughout.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for violence and some language
Runtime122
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
0
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconSeaworthy but only just.
10
Die Burger
Herschelle Benjamin quote iconBoeiende skaakspel tussen nasies.
20
24.com
Staff writer quote iconPlaying out like an old-fashioned Cold-War/submarine thriller, Hunter Killer may pay lip-service to the current geopolitical climate (or, at least, since it was clearly made a few years ago, what the current geopolitical climate would look like under Hilary Clinton) but with just a tweak or two, it could easily have come out around the same time as Crimson Tide or even the Hunt For Red October. This is both its greatest strength and greatest weakness.
10
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconI’m making a command decision and holding my fire on this one. It entertained me!
11
Metacritic.com
26 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
90 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMuch like the submarine in its story, Hunter Killer cruises the murky action depths, following a perfunctory course into territory that’s been charted many times before.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconViolence, language in passable military/submarine thriller.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
14 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
1138 users
16
IMDB
3423 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
12

Average .. 57%

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