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2015 1.4/5 PG-13 SuperHD 103 minutes

This exposé tackles the disturbing epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses and school officials' efforts to cover up the crimes.

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Directed by Kirby Dick

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NYT Review: Review: ‘The Hunting Ground’ Documentary, a Searing Look at Campus Rape

“The Hunting Ground,” a documentary shocker about rape on American college campuses, is a must-watch work of cine-activism. — Manohla Dargis Read the review

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An important film to see for parents, students and anyone involved with academia.

Adam Graham, Detroit News, 2015-04-24


Important but devastating viewing.

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2015-04-17


When and where your frustration and anger boil over while watching "The Hunting Ground" is an individual experience, one that will be different for everyone who sees it.

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2015-04-16


Too few women (and men) have too little chance to share their stories. Dick's film is a valuable spotlight.

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2015-04-09


The Hunting Ground qualifies as activist filmmaking. More power to it. You can read all the statistics you want, but there's no substitute for bearing witness - especially in such overwhelming numbers.

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, 2015-04-09


The Hunting Ground is a clear piece of survivors' advocacy. Dick's purpose is not to be fair to both sides. But is that such a problem when no one has been fair to his subjects?

Molly Eichel, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2015-04-03


The Hunting Ground finds a narrative spine in the story of two rape victims: Andrea Pino and Annie E. Clark, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who wound up launching their own grassroots investigation into the epidemic.

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2015-04-02


The documentary makes a persuasive case that certain colleges and universities -- which are called out onscreen -- foster a culture that punishes victims and protects serial predators.

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 2015-03-19


From its first moments, the new documentary "The Hunting Ground" instills a sense of dread that is very, very tough to shake.

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 2015-03-19


Though far from a perfect film, The Hunting Ground is a significant piece of advocacy journalism that shows young women refusing to be mute about crimes that have been commited against them.

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2015-03-12


" '71" succeeds as an action thriller, but with enough complexity to keep the brain engaged. The film is also a reminder of the byproducts of hatred.

Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 2015-03-12


The movie needs to be seen and discussed by everyone within shouting distance of the college experience: parents, students (of both genders), administrators, alumni, coaches - the list goes on.

Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2015-03-12


The Hunting Ground explores its disturbing subject so thoroughly that the documentary feels more like a horror film - a slasher movie where the psyches of its young, smart victims are in tatters.

Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2015-03-12


The Hunting Ground's most unsettling finding is widespread institutional tolerance of campus rapists, because school administrators fear bad publicity and the loss of alumni cash endowments.

Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2015-03-12


It's uncomfortable viewing. But scrupulously researched and movingly told.

Jim Slotek, Toronto Sun, 2015-03-12


"A timely, thorough and truly inspiring documentary about the financial and marketing imperatives that lead academic institutions to deny their students safety and justice."

Inkoo Kang, TheWrap, 2015-02-27


Fear of retaliation often keeps faculty and administration from speaking up for students or talking at all ... If it does nothing else, "The Hunting Ground" should make that kind of evasion more difficult in the future.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 2015-02-26


Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick takes on the incendiary topic of rape on campus. As the cases mount and institutional reps succeed best by playing dumb, The Hunting Ground becomes an energizing call to action.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2015-02-26


As a call to action, "The Hunting Ground" truly goes to bat for rape survivors. As a documentary, the movie as a whole is much lesser than its individual parts.

Thomas Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, 2015-03-12


By refusing to engage the current conversation about this issue, the film does its subjects-and us all-a disservice.

Emily Yoffe, Slate, 2015-02-27