“Night of the Hunted” is an intense shooter that may start to drag in the end, but with the life-or-death situation the lead goes through, you’ll be on edge for most of the film.


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“Night of the Hunted” General Information

Director(s) Franck Khalfoun
Screenplay By Franck Khalfoun, Glen Preyer
Based On La Noche Del Raton By David R. Losada, Ruben Avila Calvo
Date Released (Shudder) October 20, 2023
Genre(s) Thriller
Film Length 1 Hour 34 Minutes
Content Rating Rated TV-MA
Noted Characters and Cast
Alice Camille Rowe
Sniper Stasa Stanic

Content Rating Explanation

“Night of the Hunted” contains:

  • Dialog: Some cursing
  • Violence: Gun violence, including open wounds and bleeding
  • Sexual Content: None
  • Miscellaneous: None

Film Summary

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Alice, a VP of marketing at a pharmaceutical company, is coming back from a convention with someone and stops at a local gas station. She stumbles upon something she shouldn’t have seen and then finds herself shot. Shocked and confused, she tries to figure out a way to call the cops and get help and spends the entire night trying to survive and keep others from being killed as a sniper confronts her about her life and her decisions.

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Alice

Alice (Camille Rowe)
“Alice (Camille Rowe),” Night of the Hunted, directed by Franck Khalfoun, 2023, (Shudder)

Alice, full name Alice Germain Bach, works as a VP of marketing for a pharmaceutical company, Phinzer, and with her partner, she is trying to have a child – which is difficult due to the circumstances of her relationship.

The Shooter

Unemployed, potentially a veteran, and also possibly a dad who is down on his luck, the shooter, who goes unnamed, is having a hard time. Add in his partner is or did possibly cheat on him, and he is a wreck.

Review

Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

Highlights

The Real Need to Ask Whether Alice May Live Or Die

Since the sniper can shoot a cell phone from a distance, there is a need to ask whether there is a cat-and-mouse game happening here. The sniper kills multiple people and clearly aims for Alice’s head when they get the chance. Add in they might be past military, they’re disgruntled, and with everything Alice says, she just becomes more and more the thing he hates the most? You genuinely are worried whether she may live or die.

On The Fence

The Sniper’s Dialog As His “Woe Is Me” Monologue Drags On

But, don’t think the sniper is this top-notch villain. He seems to be the type who hates others doing better than him, getting away with things he couldn’t, and he doesn’t present clever turns of phrases or monologues. He is just a man lashing out at a society he thinks doesn’t care about him, and while his connection to Alice, if there is one, is unknown, her being a woman makes her the perfect target for all of his anguish.

So, just prepare to listen to a defensive man who wants a captive audience for most of the movie.

Who Is This For?

Fans of thrillers where there is a dangerous and unhinged person with a hero who isn’t morally superior.

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Night of the Hunted (2023) – Overview

Summary

While the sniper talks a bit too long, and his dialog can feel a bit tedious to listen to, there is no denying the scenario setup will have you on edge and make you wonder if Alice will ultimately live, as you expect, or die, and surprise you.

Overall
78%
78%
  • The Real Need to Ask Whether Alice May Live Or Die - 83%
    83%
  • The Sniper’s Dialog As His “Woe Is Me” Monologue Drags On - 72%
    72%
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Highlight(s)

  • The Real Need to Ask Whether Alice May Live Or Die

Disputable

  • The Sniper’s Dialog As His “Woe Is Me” Monologue Drags On

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