Entertaining all the way
J. HUFF | PIONEERTOWN, CALIFORNIA United States | 03/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Richard Weinman does a lot with a little budget in this vehicle for Burt Reynolds with some of his most colorful work in years. When have you seen Reynolds cry? -- after committing murder. He is sardonic, evil and sympathetic. The ensemble work is superb with Keith Carradine solid, and Pat Hingle wonderfully venal. Newcomer, Hayley DuMond, carries her weight and often the weight of the movie itself. She is the center of the emotional storm, complex and driven. Weinman's choice of authentic folk music is worth the visit alone. I had a good time."
Pretty good, actually.
Bill Allison | Southwest Missouri, United States | 01/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have always been a big fan of Burt Reynolds. Even though I haven't enjoyed all of this movies, i think that he isa highly underrated actor. It does me good to see him in a great role. Hunter's Moon is one of those films that you see sitting on the new release shelf at your video store and you wonderto yourself why you've never heard of it. It could mean one of two things. It is absolute straight to videocrap or could be an overlooked gem that is actually worth your time. this is one of the latter. I was very suprised at how enjoyable it was. There is a great sense of atmosphere through the effective use of musci and Reynolds does some of his best work in years. I'm sure that he signed on (to steal a line from Smokey and the Bandit) "mostly for the money" but here he gets to have fun playing a complete mad man. The( )main( )plot( )is fairly straight forward but the side plots do add texture. All in all, it's a lot of fun and it's worth a couple hours of your time."