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Predator (1987)


Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Predator (1987)

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Released Year: 1987
Runtime: 107 minutes
Directors: John McTiernan

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Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

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Reviews


75
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Moves at a breakneck pace, it has strong and simple characterizations, it has good location photography and terrific special effects, and it supplies what it claims to supply: an effective action movie.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - Jay Scott
It's got thrills and chills and one of the most elegantly conceived monsters in the history of movies.
70
TV Guide Magazine - Unnamed
Crisply stylish and suspenseful, making brilliant use of optical special effects, Predator is one of Schwarzenegger's best.
50
Chicago Tribune - Dave Kehr
McTiernan, regrettably, seems more interested in spectacle than suspense, and the attack sequences are filmed for splashy visual impact. And an apocalyptic finale that raises the antiwar message to the nuclear level is more than McTiernan's metaphor can bear. [12 June 1987, Friday, p.J]
50
San Francisco Chronicle - Peter Stack
The movie, a rather pointless thing when you get down to it, has little of the provocative intelligence that was found in "Terminator." But at least it's self-propelling in terms of suspense and cheap thrills. [12 June 1987, Daily Datebook, p.78]

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