REEL DEAL: The Hunting Party REVIEW

The Golden Globe Award-winning actor, Richard Gere, plays Simon Hunt, a journalist who is desperate to save his sinking career. On a frantic hunt for a story big enough to propel him back into the limelight, he convinces his former camera man, Duck (Terrence Howard), to embark on a mission to interview the number 1 war criminal of Bosnia, Radoslav Bogdanovi, also known as "The Fox".  They are accompanied by Duck’s buddy, the young reporter Benjamin (Jesse Eisenberg).  Simon Hunt convinces the two to track down and capture the Fox. Along the way, they are mistaken as CIA hit squad by the United Nation’s police force and by the Serbians. They are captured by the Fox’s guards and are about to be executed.  Fortunately, the CIA assassins come and free them. The CIA orders the journalists to board the plane bound for the US, but they run away and continue their quest to hunt down the Fox. They seize him while he is hunting in the woods and then release him in the village filled with the family members of the victims of his war crime.

The cast includes James Brolin, Diane Kruger and Joy Bryant.  The film is directed by Richard Shepard based on the screenplay written by Richard Shepard himself.

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has given the The Hunting Party an R-13 rating. E-PLUS members get to enjoy 50% off on the ticket. SM Advantage cardholders, Prestige Card, BDO Rewards Card and Global Pinoy Card holders can enjoy 20% discount on tickets.

The Hunting Party is shown at all SM Cinemas theaters nationwide, and SM Cinema can also get special ticket discounts and treats when they use their ePlus on purchasing tickets. For more information, please call SM tickets at 470-2222 and chech their website at You may also like SM Cinema on facebook ( and follow them on twitter (

The Hunting Party  is brought to you by United International Pictures and solar entertainment Corporation . Now showing in theaters.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: The hunt begins!
Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (For a semi-war semi-political movie, the shots were good)
Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (At first it started with an unclear direction until it falls into place, confusing yet brilliant)
Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (their characters are unique, not over clashing rather compliments each other) 
DVD worthiness: 3 out of 5 stars (hope it includes map of bosnia)
Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Yes, I was caught off guard by the explosions and gun shots)
3D Worthiness: N/A
Pros: Political undertone, Actors, Bosnia landscapes
Cons: Emotion shifts, language, puns
Overall Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (a unique political satire movie that makes you think indeed  though many parts can be so confusing)

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