Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, Adventure/Comedy, 1h 41m

206 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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The charmingly offbeat Hunt for the Wilderpeople unites a solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting message. Read critic reviews

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A boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.

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  • Jun 11, 2018
    "Sh*t just got real." This is a wonderful coming of age story as well as a story about how the bond between two males, one old and grief stricken, the other young and shut down, find healing in each other's company. The best kind of independent film. I can't recommend this too highly.
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  • Apr 24, 2017
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2017
    Hip, self-aware, and self-effacing, here is the "orphan kid finds a home" Disney wishes she could make. Heat up the popcorn time!
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2017
    Two great performances and a lot of very funny moments, but the story runs out of steam before the end.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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