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'The Hunt' pits Red vs Blue in a violent, bipartisan farce

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Posted at 4:42 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 05:52:46-04

BY JAKE COYLE, NEW YORK — Last fall, the violent satire “The Hunt” became ensnarled by some of the very politics it so playfully parodies.

Universal Pictures pulled “The Hunt” from release after a series of deadly shootings and wave of right-wing criticism, including from President Trump.

Now, the makers of “The Hunt” want a do-over.

And they feel they have a movie worthy of not a second chance but a legitimate first impression.

“The Hunt” isn’t the liberal screed it was accused, sight unseen, of being.

Rather, it’s a heightened, bipartisan farce that puts the red-vs-blue vitriol of social media into a bloody action-movie blender.