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Hyena Road

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Three men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives:  a highly skilled sniper who can't think of his targets as human; an intelligence officer who has never killed while on duty; and a legendary Afghan warrior who left war behind but gets pulled back to battle.

  • DirectorPaul Gross
  • Runtime: 2 hr 0 min
  • StudioSamuel Goldwyn Films
  • QualityHD

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Review: 'Hyena Road' Follows a Sniper Team in Afghanistan - New York Times


New York Times

Review: 'Hyena Road' Follows a Sniper Team in Afghanistan
New York Times
Afghanistan has been a combat zone for so long that it's become a film genre unto itself, with documentaries like “Restrepo,” features like “Lone Survivor,” even comedies like “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Now a Canadian movie, “Hyena Road,” adds another ...
Drama becomes a casualty in war film 'Hyena Road' because of its documentary formatLos Angeles Times
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'Hyena Road' Brings Grinding Complexity Of Ground Combat In Afghanistan To The Screen - Task & Purpose


Task & Purpose

'Hyena Road' Brings Grinding Complexity Of Ground Combat In Afghanistan To The Screen
Task & Purpose
Sanders, being a sniper, naturally prefers eliminating the enemy fighters planting improvised explosive devices and conducting ambushes along Hyena Road. What's interesting is how the film inverts the typical archetypes war films ascribe to these kinds ...

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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires US Rights to Afghan War Thriller 'Hyena Road' - Hollywood Reporter


Hollywood Reporter

Samuel Goldwyn Acquires US Rights to Afghan War Thriller 'Hyena Road'
Hollywood Reporter
Samuel Goldwyn plans a 2016 release for the film about Canadian troops fighting the war in Afghanistan after it debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Hyena Road follows three men caught up in modern warfare — an intelligence officer ...

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Hyena Road: Unprecedented Canadian war film a marvel of quiet authenticity - The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail

Hyena Road: Unprecedented Canadian war film a marvel of quiet authenticity
The Globe and Mail
There's a dry Canadian laugh to be had at the climax of Hyena Road, Paul Gross's new movie about the war in Afghanistan. The Canadian forces have been building the road of the title deep into Taliban territory, creating a dirt track that can only be ...
Hyena Road seeks the right path in a war of no signposts: reviewToronto Star
'We were fighting together': Hyena Road's Rossif Sutherland on the film's democratic storytellingNational Post
Canadian pride comes to the fore in Hyena RoadTheChronicleHerald.ca

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Red carpet rolled out for made-in-Manitoba film Hyena Road - Winnipeg Free Press


Winnipeg Free Press

Red carpet rolled out for made-in-Manitoba film Hyena Road
Winnipeg Free Press
Some 1,500 people invited to the red carpet premiere of Paul Gross's film Hyena Road at the Centennial Concert Hall Wednesday night could be expected to be baffled and amazed that the film, set entirely in the dusty desert environs of Afghanistan, was ...

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Toronto Film Review: 'Hyena Road' - Variety


Variety

Toronto Film Review: 'Hyena Road'
Variety
It's a little surprising the makers of Canadian-soldiers-in-Afghanistan drama “Hyena Road” didn't opt for the more obvious title “Canadian Sniper,” but maybe it's because the sniper in question reps only half the story in this Hollywood-style war picture.
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War movie Hyena Road looks to give Canada the patriotic myths it lacksThe Globe and Mail
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