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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

7.81 h 41 min2016X-Ray12
A defiant young city kid finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle.
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Supporting actors
Rachel House
Taika WaititiCarthew NealMatt Noonan
Vertigo Releasing Limited
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3535 global ratings

  1. 80% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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SquatchyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 July 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb little film
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The Kids very funny , stick with the accents it’s worth the watch 9.5 out of 10
Shazza62Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Easy watching with lots of giggles
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We had this film recommended to us. There were some funny moments throughout
Mike WinnReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stay Skux
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This film has heaps of
Brilliance. You should watch it
Bloody soon. Gangsta!
Mr. L. A. MossReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 June 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
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great film
Alasdair RichardsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 June 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quality film
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I wish it would have never ended
Ollie Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing!!! my favourite movie
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Really brilliant movie. Would definitely recommended. It’s hilarious and I want to watch it again just as I write this!
andyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable enough
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For me this film was hindered somewhat by keeping the dialogue inoffensively within the constraints of a “12” rated film (if that was the director's intention), and whilst it is not a “children's/family” film per se it is not a film with realistic and (potentially) offensive language – it is in a neither one nor the other sort of situation. The film centres around “Ricky”. Where he has come from and what he has been through are not realistically portrayed in the film (those constraints again), but this is a drama comedy and so one has to accept perhaps a little poetic license.

Having said that, it is the naive innocence of “Ricky” played by Julian Dennison who is in the care of “Hec” played by Sam Neill that leads to some of the comedy in the film.

There is though, a lot going for this film, it has a great cast lead by Sam Neill, the acting from all the cast is good, great use of the New Zealand Bush as the backdrop for the film with some great cinematography in what can't have been the easiest situations to photograph, it has a good if somewhat unrealistic story, there are some very funny moments and there is some good music. There's also a number of cinematic references made within the film.

I found “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” to be an enjoyable enough film but it is not one that I would go out of my way to watch again too quickly.

It is perhaps worth mentioning that some might find certain scenes upsetting where animals are hunted. No doubt not a single animal was hurt in the making of the film – but if you are at all upset by such things then maybe you should not watch it.

A light-hearted comedy adventure-drama, and a good feel-good-factor film.

There are plenty of extra features on the DVD which are worth a look at.

On the DVD (ASIN: B01MXLL1JG) you get:

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (1 hour 37 minutes)
Chapter Selection
Special Features:
Director's Commentary
Featurette (3 minutes)
Bloopers (2 minutes)
Interviews (20 minutes)
Behind the Scenes (30 minutes)
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RobertReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliantly entertaining!
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I loved this! Laughed right through. Wonderful characters, brilliant!
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