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About the Movie
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 169
- Fresh: 164
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [Its] sheer good-naturedness pulls off a not particularly inspired crusty-old-coot-thawed-by-young-scamp concept, maintaining an agreeable tonal balance despite occasional wobbles between spoof, sentimentality and silliness.
Fresh: "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" has much to recommend it, but none of it would work unless Hec and Ricky are believable and have chemistry. Fortunately, they do.
Fresh: A lopsided gem full of off-kilter humor, hard truths and real emotion. Great for preteens and up.
Fresh: Hunt for the Wilderpeople is all about life-changing moments and the people who are the catalysts. It's about learning from those around you, regardless of age or circumstance.
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Good all around. Definitely buy it.
Funny with a lot of heart
This is a great film that has lots of laughs and a lot of heart with lovable characters. Would definitely recommend buying this as it's something you could enjoy watching multiple times.