Steve McQueen became a TV star with a western bounty hunter show called "Wanted, Dead or Alive." McQueen returns to his bounty-hunting roots here as Papa Thorson, but unfortunately THE HUNTER is more dead than alive. Supposedly based on a real bounty hunter's life, this episodic film never
focuses on anything long enough for the audience to care about it, and characters race in and out of the story without introduction or development. Several attempts at action sequences fall flat, while the gag about McQueen's character being a poor driver and wrecking several automobiles only
works if you recall that he was supposed to be a whiz behind the wheel in BULLITT. A gre...