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.
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Ratings and Reviews
- Average 7.9/10
- Fresh 177
- Rotten 6
Critics Consensus: The charmingly offbeat Hunt for the Wilderpeople unites a solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting message.
Quirky Kiwi dramedy promotes teamwork, friendship.
Cast & Crew
- The Orchard
- © 2016 Majestical Pictures Limited
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- French (Subtitles)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.