Film Comment - 05/01/2009
"A minor work from a major director but eminently watchable."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2010
"MAN HUNT is worth seeing as a catalogue of cinematic invention, as well as a keen-eyed political statement."
Uncut - 02/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "[R]uthlessly constructed. Walter Pidgeon plays the crackshot hunter turned prey..."
Total Film - 03/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's raised a notch by director Fritz Lang..."
From Fritz Lang, the legendary director of M and METROPOLIS, MAN HUNT is the tale of a British hunter (Walter Pidgeon) who, while vacationing in Bavaria, finds himself in an unbelievable position: sitting in his crosshairs is Adolf Hitler. What the hunter does next leads to his capture, vicious beating, and eventual escape back to London, where he is unrelentingly chased down by German agents and his only ally seems to be a local prostitute. This unusual 1941 noir thriller is based on a novel by Geoffrey Household.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
Based on the 1939 novel, ?Rogue Male,? a British hunter on vacation in the Bavarian Alps, in the forests near Adolf Hitler's home, gets Hitler in his gun sight, pondering whether or not he should shoot him.
Based On A Novel |
Big City |
London, England |
World War II