The modest scope of B-movie action thriller The Hunter's Prayer can be gauged by the fact that its big-time criminal tycoon (played by Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech) has his international headquarters in Leeds. Even so, Terminator 3 director Jonathan Mostow whips up a fair degree of excitement as Sam Worthington’s repentant assassin strives to protect his erstwhile target, Odeya Rush’s 16-year-old Swiss finishing-school girl, from the villain’s lethal minions, dodging bullets and speeding cars as they make their way across Europe towards the bad guy’s baronial lair, ‘Near Harrogate’.
Certificate 15. Runtime 87 mins. Director Jonathan Mostow
The Hunter's Prayer debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 28 December. Available on DVD & Digital from Signature Entertainment.
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A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.