Hounded - 2022 - 5/10
AKA - Hunted
Four thieves target country manor estates.
Security alarms, guard dogs, no problem. Sure.
One manor has better security. The thieves are caught, lectured …
“…I’m sure you are aware our criminal justice system is at best ineffective,
and at worst a total embarrassment …”
The crooks are freed in open country, given a head start, and then “release the hounds!”
Well worn plot, from The Most Dangerous Game to Naked Prey to Hard Target.
Filmmakers misstep fatally by castigating the gentry as villains and the criminals as innocents.
Both sides are unsavory predators and ought to have been shown as such.
A coward’s effort.