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Blu-Ray Review: Fate Is the Hunter

May 26, 2014

directed by Ralph Nelson, 1964

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A thick air of uncertainty looms large over Ralph Nelson’s Fate Is the Hunter (1964), a patient and methodical procedural whose Blu-Ray release eerily arrives on the heels of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. More than mirroring the current zeitgeist of escalating skepticism regarding severe aviation blunders, the contemporary through line that runs through Nelson’s film is its most admirable trait. With its curiously obscure title and disaster film label, Fate Is the Hunter is a low-key drama that more or less peaks after its opening ten minutes. Despite not being equipped with the high melodrama or moral introspection of something like Robert Zemeckis’ Flight (2012), Fate Is the Hunter remains an alluring experience despite its shortage of thrills.

Read full review at Movie Mezzanine

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