Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama

156
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 98%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92%
IMDb Rating 7.9 10 76556

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Sam Neill as Hec
Taika Waititi as Minister
Rhys Darby as Psycho Sam
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by trashgang 7 / 10

could be a Disney flick

This is fun to see, it has an overall Disney atmosphere, you know, rebel kid coming to foster parents, the woman loves him, the man hates him, woman dies, and off they go, man and kid for an adventure.

The brutality people talking about is when animals are involved. They are killed in a savage way. I guess that youngster could even watch this because it all works out fine towards the end. Siometimes it goes a bit over the top with the army involved.

Also some nice shots of the bush in New zealand.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

Reviewed by Gavin Purtell 8 / 10

This director and his stars certainly have the "knack" for a great film

From New Zealand's best director, Waititi ('Eagle Vs Shark', 'Boy', 'What We Do in the Shadows'), comes 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople', which is a title that doesn't make much sense, but when explained with kid logic, it does - "Wildebeest walk thousands of miles. Feels like we've walked that may too. That must make us Wilderpeople!" Simple premise - Ricky (Dennison) is an orphan adopted by Bella (Te Wiata) and Hector (Neill), but when Bella dies unexpectedly, Child Services want to put Ricky back in 'juvie', so he runs away into the bush, where Hector has to protect him.

There's so many things to like about this film - the score is great, the little chapter subtitles keep the pace moving, the visuals are stunning (or "majestical"), being filmed on New Zealand's north island, there's plenty of great jokes/quips and, most importantly, there's lots of heart. There's some nice sentimental moments and some sad ones, handled equally as well as the comedy. The bond formed by Hector and Ricky isn't forced or fake - it happens naturally and you become really attached to the characters, since it's mostly the two of them throughout.

But there's still some time for some good support cast - Paula (House) as the 'Terminator'-like Child Services Officer hunting them down, Waititi himself as the priest and "Psycho" Sam (Darby). Probably my only criticism is that the film needed more Rhys Darby! It's great to see Neill understated and slowly shed his shell, but the film belongs to Dennison - chirpy, optimistic in spite of his ordeals and genuinely funny.

Reviewed by daddysarm 5 / 10

"You're pretty likable."

That sums it up. I expected a lot more. It starts off fine, but then evolves into a chase film that they didn't seem to know how or when to end. The main characters are fine, except the boy. They make him bounce back & forth from "wise & sensitive" to obnoxious & obtuse. He goes back & forth. Over & over. It is one of those films where I get to a point & think "This thing has peaked. I should just shut it off now & remember it better for it." I decided to the watch the end, but if you decide to shut it off when they leave Sam, you'll be fine.

You know, Bella was probably the best character. And then ... gone.

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