Hunter Killer (15)



Action (2018)
122mins Chi/UK/US

Starring: Toby Stephens, Common, Linda Cardellini, Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman
Director: Donovan Marsh
Writer(s): Arne Schmidt, Jamie Moss
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Captain Joe Glass leads the crew of the USS Arkansas into the Barents Sea to discover the fate of the USS Tampa Bay, which is no longer responding to military communications. Soon after, the Americans learn that Russian President Zakarin is being held hostage by rogue forces under the control of Minister of Defence Dmitri Durov, who intends to push the red button on a third world war. Glass must avert armageddon by rescuing the Russian president with the help of Navy SEALs on the ground.

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Hunter Killer (15)

An act of aggression towards the USS Tampa Bay in the Barents Sea forces CJCS Charles Donnegan (Gary Oldman) to mobilise a secret mission led by submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler). Glass prepares to enter hostile waters, where his crew aboard the USS Arkansas will face deadly threats from Russian warships and submarines. Having discovered the grim fate of the USS Tampa Bay, Glass receives new orders. The Americans have learnt of a coup in Russia: President Zakarin (Alexander Diachenko) is being held hostage by rogue forces under the control of Minister of Defence Dmitri Durov (Michael Gor), who intends to push the red button of a third world war...

Hunter Killer. Copyright: Lionsgate Films. Caption: Gerard Butler as Captain Joe Glass in Hunter Killer, directed by Donovan Marsh. Photo: Jack English. All Rights Reserved.Donnegan and his advisers, including NSA operative Jayne Norquist (Linda Cardellini) and Admiral John Fisk (Common), propose a bold and unconventional response: Glass should rescue the Russian president with the help of a team of Navy SEALs on the ground led by Bill Beaman (Toby Stephens). To achieve the impossible, Glass will need to work closely with the Russians and he press-gangs fellow submarine captain Andropov (Michael Nyqvist) into helping him carry out the daring rescue operation.

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- Kim Hu

Hunter Killer. Copyright: Lionsgate Films. Caption: Gerard Butler as Captain Joe Glass in Hunter Killer, directed by Donovan Marsh. Photo: Jack English. All Rights Reserved.


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