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#FantasticFest2022 'Hunt' - movie review

If you've seen one spy movie you have seen them all right? Not true once you see the feature from filmmaker Lee Jung-jae HUNT. He also stars in this explosive espionage thriller about a plot to assassinate the current South Korean President. Set in the 80's HUNT gives THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN a run for its money. HUNT snatched my attention from the start and dropped me right inside a web of lies and deceit piecing together who is who. Are there heroes in this story? Are there villains? The answer is yes yet we can't for you to find out which is which.

HUNT follows to different chiefs of staff. One is the head of Domestic while the other handles Foreign affairs. I loved this dynamic as we also see SPY VS SPY at the ultimate level. The intriguing plot will keep you guessing but the highlight of the film is the action sequences. Holy sh** do they get after it. Not since WAY OF THE GUN have I seen such great gunfight choreography snd there is no letting up. HUNT will be hard for any action film fan to past up. There wasn't much that I disliked. The character development was fantastic. There was something to like and equally dislike with everyone. Honestly this film has the depth to be a full series so to see the done in one film made it even better.

HUNT maybe one of my favorites in the festival so far. Nonstop action, great kills and a plot thicker than a bowl of oatmeal. This is one to strap in for sure and enjoy the entire ride.

4.5 / 5

HUNT is directed written and stars Lee Jung-jae. It also stars Jung Woo-sung, Jeon Hye-jin , Heo Sung-tae, Go Yoon-jung, Kim Jong-soo and Jung Man-sik

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