Night Hunter

Night Hunter

David Raymond (2018)

94min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
There's been a constant stream of serial-killer procedurals since David Fincher's landmark shocker Se7en in 1995, some of them good (Fincher's own Zodiac, Kiss the Girls), others not so good (Alex Cross, The Snowman). Unfortunately, writer/director David Raymond's debut veers towards the latter, despite an initially intriguing premise that sees an obsessive cop's hunt for a vicious killer collide with a vigilante's mission to capture and punish sex offenders. Ex-Superman Henry Cavill leads the chase as dour detective Marshall but is so morose in his pursuit of a common enemy, he makes Clint Eastwood look positively jocular in comparison. However, Ben Kingsley provides gravitas and even a few chills as the vigilante, particularly when he's meting out his own excruciating brand of justice. Trouble is, there are too many leaps of faith to sustain the seeds of a good idea, and with so many attention-grabbing small-screen offerings around (like The Alienist and Mindhunter on Netflix), the ante for delivering the thriller-killer goods has been well and truly upped.

Cast & Crew

Marshall Henry Cavill
Cooper Ben Kingsley
Rachel Alexandra Daddario
Commissioner Harper Stanley Tucci
Simon Brendan Fletcher
Angie Minka Kelly
Quinn Nathan Fillion
Glasgow Mpho Koaha
Faye Emma Tremblay
Lara Eliana Jones
Director David Raymond
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SignatureGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 13 Sep 2019