HELL HUNTERS is a low rent but engaging little action thriller that benefits from location photography in Brazil. This movie was a collaboration between the USA and West Germany and once more features Nazi scientists hiding out in South America, a subject matter well-mined in the 1970s with the likes of THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL.
HELL HUNTERS has no such highbrow aspirations and instead seeks to deliver brisk action sequences throughout and it does this with ease. The early scenes of a hired assassin working his way through the main cast members are quite suspenseful, but once the action shifts to Brazil it becomes more of a bombastic blow-'em-up adventure along the lines of COMMANDO. It's not a particularly violent film although there is a rather explicit sex scene at a waterfall.
The film is of interest for the old-time actors who feature. Maud Adams and George Lazenby, both famous for their participation in the Bond franchise, appear, Adams giving the best turn as a professional Nazi hunter and Lazenby cameoing. Best of all is veteran screen star Stewart Granger in one of his final roles as the chief Nazi, Martin Hoffmann. Italian actor William Berger is also present. The main roles are played by unknown young actors but they're not too shabby either.