The Hunt is one of a handful of 2020 movies to become available for early on-demand streaming due to the coronavirus, and while it's not a pandemic movie as such, it's likely to resonate with a great many people in the current climate. With that in mind, here's how to watch The Hunt online – stream the new film online from anywhere with our guide.
The premise of The Hunt is simple enough: 12 strangers wake up together in a clearing in an area known only by the mysterious moniker of 'Manor House'. Soon after, they discover they are in fact there to be hunted for sport by a group of wealthy elite and are bound together by a common factor – their conservative views.
It wouldn't be a movie if they didn't fight back, however, with the rebellion being led by Crystal. She's played by Betty Gilpin, who viewers will most likely recognize from critically acclaimed Netflix series GLOW, while Hilary Swank heads up the elites and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton (aka Dennis) also maybes an appearance.
The Hunt is widely interpreted as a satire on the current state of American politics and in particular the left-right divide. It seemingly refuses to take sides, however, as despite the 'hunted' being conservatives, the liberal 'hunters' are portrayed as gun nuts and the movie once appeared to draw the ire of Donald Trump on Twitter.
Indeed, one of its release posters prominently features a pig, which English literature enthusiasts will no doubt recognize as a link to George Orwell's seminal elite vs worker novel Animal Farm – another prominent piece of social criticism disguised as a children's book in the same way The Hunt comes cloaked as yet another Hunger Games clone or (even more obviously) an adaptation of 'The Most Dangerous Game'.
Director Craig Zoebel is a relative up-and-comer in the scheme of things, but he's got a serious CV, having been 2015's well-received sci-fi drama Z is for Zachariah, which starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine. He has also previously directed episodes of Westworld, American Gods, and Outcast, so it's safe he's graduated from film school wunderkind to the big leagues over the last few years and The Hunt migh
So far, the movie has received mixed reviews, but if you're like us you'll want to catch the self-dubbed "most talked about movie of the year no one's actually seen" and make your own mind up. Read on as we explain how to watch The Hunt – stream the new movie online anywhere the easy way with this guide.
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How to watch The Hunt from outside your country
OK, so we haven't all woken up in a clearing with a bullseye on our forehead – but it's safe to say that the current coronavirus pandemic has thrown many of us for a loop. If you're stuck at home following government guidelines on self-isolating and social distancing, you need plenty of new movies to watch, and nothing is more frustrating than not being able to due to geo-blocking restrictions.
Fortunately, there's an easy way to bring yourself back home – at least digitally. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch movies like The Hunt and much more no matter where you are. This simple bit of software changes your IP address so that you can keep streaming movies and TV shows from all over the world just like you would from your own couch.
How to watch The Hunt: online streaming options in the US
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