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Hunter Killer (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Much like the submarine in its story, Hunter Killer cruises the murky action depths, following a perfunctory course into territory that's been charted many times before.

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Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.

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Cast

Gerard Butler
as Capt. Joe Glass
Gary Oldman
as CJCS Charles Donnegan
Common
as RA John Fisk
Michael Nyqvist
as Captain Andropov
Linda Cardellini
as Jayne Norquist
Toby Stephens
as Bill Beaman
Ryan McPartlin
as Matt Johnstone
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It's nice to spend a couple of hours in a fictional world where we don't have to worry about the American president doing something ruinously idiotic and evil. It plays like a nostalgic fairy tale.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Splitting the difference between scenes of Navy SEAL rescue attempts, underwater evasive maneuvers and your own countdown clock toward an incipient nap, Hunter Killer feels both generic and underheated.

October 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

All the actors are sunk by playing caricatures prone to spitting out leaden, often unintentionally humorous dialogue.

October 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Butler's performance-or lack thereof-keeps Hunter Killer from breaking any ground in the field of war movies.

October 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

While 'Hunter Killer" bounces between serious and silly, it never quite finds a suitable place to land.

October 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Tom Clancy-Lite plot is disposable and dated... and the action, when it does arrive, is quiet enough to send the most insomnia-plagued of audiences to sleep.

October 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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