Hunters review: Pacino leads vigilantes on hunt for Nazis

Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman) and Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) are on the hunt for Nazis hiding in the US in 1977.
Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman) and Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) are on the hunt for Nazis hiding in the US in 1977.

Hunters is a dark thriller that shows there is no clear line between good and evil.

The Amazon Prime series follows a group of vigilantes (the Hunters) as they track down and kill World War Two Nazis who are in living in 1970s' America.

Al Pacino plays Meyer Offerman, the leader of the Hunters who recruits Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman) to the group.

Pacino is the big name attached to the project but it is Lerman's Jonah who is the star of the show.

Jonah is the troubled hero, picking his path between good and evil as he uncovers the truth of his grandmother's past.

Flashbacks of the horrors that unfolded in the concentration camps are shared with Jonah, which adds to his dilemma about whether the actions of the Hunters are right or wrong.

Viewers will also find themselves torn as the Hunters exact justice on the Nazis.

Hunters creator David Weil has said his grandmother's stories of being in a concentration camp inspired the show.

Those scenes are harrowing and provide the foundation for this concept to work.

There are efforts to lighten the show with '70s style movie flashes and comic book style moment. I'm undecided if these work or are necessary.

What does work is the chemistry between the Hunters, each with their own back story.

Holocaust survivors are joined by a nun, a Vietnam vet, an ex-movie star and a single mother each with their own skill set to bring to the group. And all are armed with great lines.

There are also various sub plots (women's rights, sexuality, race) that add to the intrigue without cluttering the story

Hunters has also unleashed a villain that leaves a mark once you turn off the TV.

Travis Leich (Greg Austin) is an American neo-Nazi who chills the bones every time he is on camera.

Hunters is truly gripping. You will be invested in the characters from the first extended episode.