Hunter Killer Reviews

October 29, 2018
It's nice to spend a couple of hours in a fictional world where we don't have to worry about the American president doing something ruinously idiotic and evil. It plays like a nostalgic fairy tale.
October 26, 2018
Splitting the difference between scenes of Navy SEAL rescue attempts, underwater evasive maneuvers and your own countdown clock toward an incipient nap, Hunter Killer feels both generic and underheated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 26, 2018
All the actors are sunk by playing caricatures prone to spitting out leaden, often unintentionally humorous dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2018
Butler's performance-or lack thereof-keeps Hunter Killer from breaking any ground in the field of war movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2018
While 'Hunter Killer" bounces between serious and silly, it never quite finds a suitable place to land.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2018
The Tom Clancy-Lite plot is disposable and dated... and the action, when it does arrive, is quiet enough to send the most insomnia-plagued of audiences to sleep.
October 25, 2018
The film's second half kicks into gear and plays out like a moderately efficient popcorn thrill ride, even if it's not on the level of sub thrillers like "Crimson Tide" or "The Hunt for Red October."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 25, 2018
It's less a submarine picture and more a noisy, oddly structured mashup of Russian military coup, Navy SEALs rescue operation and Gerard Butler's ability to clench his jaw three clicks past the setting "fully clenched."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2018
An overlong, very silly movie that's still sort of watchable, with Butler as its unlikely center of gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 25, 2018
Hunter Killer... won't win any awards for acting or writing but generates suspense when it needs to and tells an engrossing Tall Tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2018
You know those DVDs that sit in a giant Wal-Mart bin? The kinds of movies usually dumped unceremoniously into theaters in January, and maybe if you're going stir-crazy you take a chance and find yourself happily surprised? Hunter Killer is one of those.
October 25, 2018
It is bombastic and garish, ridden with clichés, preposterous politics and diplomacy, and frenetic, video game energy. And it so often so unintentionally silly that it's actually kind of a fun watch.
October 25, 2018
The plot has a lot of moving parts, but Marsh fits them together adroitly to deliver a thriller that's consistently exciting and thoroughly preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2018
The film is largely uncontroversial, save for a climax that could double as an advertisement for the Navy and America itself.
October 25, 2018
However nutty its geopolitics, "Hunter Killer" does its job as popcorn thriller with brisk efficiency.
October 25, 2018
Generic big-screen genre-fiction. Cliched but watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2018
The movie is overlong, at times confusing, and it's self-important, with a soundtrack that keeps telling us we feel things that we don't. Still, if you like this kind of movie, it's not a bad use of two hours...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 24, 2018
Sinks to the bottom.
October 18, 2018
Even among Gerard Butler vehicles, this one sinks right to the bottom.
Full Review | Original Score: D+