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In the Florida Everglades, three men on a hunting trip find bails of drugs just dropped from an airplane. The men must decide whether to be law-abiding citizens and report the drugs or take the drugs and sell them for millions of dollars. Their decisions will take them on spine-tingling confrontations with drug dealers who both outnumber and outgun them.
"Hunted by Night" features international superstar Jencarlos Canela in his feature film debut, along with Jencarlos the film has many of Latin's biggest stars including, Al Galvez (Days of Our Lives, Snakes on a Train, I Love Miami, Bait), Sonya Smith (Aurora, Donde Esta Elisa, Pecados ajenos, Cyxork 7), Seth Gordon (Love and Debate, Co-Ed Confidential), and Gabriel Porras (La Casa de al Lado, La Reina del Sur, Donde Esta Elisa). The film is also Juan C. Bofill's directorial debut, Juan previous work was as a fight/stunt coordinator for Charlie's Angels, Reno 911: Miami, The Subsitute.
The film is about three friends who go on a hunting trip and stumble upon dropped bails of drugs. A fight ensues over taking the drugs and leaving them, two of the friends decide to secretly gather the drugs and hide them from their friend but that proves to be the wrong choice when the cartel finds out and is out to get their property back no matter the cost.
"Hunted by Night" is an Indie action flick with a Latin cast. I was pretty impressed with the trailer so I was looking forward to checking the movie out and for the most part it lived up to my expectations. For starters the film is like any other Indie in that it has it's flaws but their pretty minor considering. The one thing that bothered me the most about the film was the excessive use of slow motion in the action scenes, a little of that goes a long way and I felt it was way over used and really dragged a lot of the action down because of it. Otherwise the action was well done but I expected that since Director, Juan C. Bofill has done so much work as a stunt coordinator, he really makes the action very realistic here.
The story is pretty straight forward for most of the film then there's a little added supernatural twist that I'm am not going to give away here, I liked the little twist and thought it allowed for the nice ending that the film had. The all Latin cast did a good job playing their characters, Jencarlos Canela has good screen presence and he handled the action scenes well. Mostly known by only the Latin community but I think that will change quickly and this film is certainly going to help.
So the bottom line here is that "Hunted by Night" is a fun action film with a great pace to it, like I said before it's not perfect but it makes for an entertaining watch. I was impressed with Jencarlos Canela as well as Director, Juan C. Bofill, for his first time behind the camera he did a good job and I look forward to seeing what he does next. With a little fine tuning he can only get better.
You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by MTI Home Video
*** Out Of *****