Hunt for the Wilderpeople Reviews

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September 7, 2019
There is a beating heart amidst the crackling one-liners, which once again elevates Waititi's storytelling from the merely entertaining to the instant classic.
August 6, 2019
It has everything you want in a film - memorable characters, an interesting story, and, most importantly, heart.
August 5, 2019
The director assures to reinforce the universality of what he wants to tell over stereotypes. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 3, 2019
A droll walk in the woods.
April 12, 2019
You saw growth but it felt natural and believable instead of cornball material it could have been.
March 30, 2019
THE HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE possesses a cheerful brand of comedy that is as charming as it is inventive, and it's complemented by great scenes of emotion that ring true throughout its soul-searching adventure.
February 19, 2019
Both Ricky and Hec are dealing with grief and their journey is a sentimental mixture of charm, improbable fantasy and farce, with a nod to Thelma and Louise.
January 15, 2019
Both hilarious and heart felt.
December 28, 2018
Hunt for the Wilderpeople masks its earnest sweetness with a giggling distrust of authority, making it at once heartfelt and mischievous.
November 4, 2018
Too smart by half, and calibrated to within an inch of its life with its wannabe eccentric narrative, gags and 'cool' soundtrack choices.
November 2, 2018
Julian Dennison is a revelation as the young miscreant forced to team up with a very curmudgeonly Sam Neill as they try to survive in the wilds of New Zealand.
October 5, 2018
This warmed my heart plenty on the cold night that I watched it, and that's exactly what I needed.
August 29, 2018
Hector and Ricky build an uneasy and finally heartwarming camaraderie.
August 25, 2018
Hunt for the Wilderpeople transforms a fairly unremarkable tale of adoption into a wild and wonderful fantasy, yet again proving that New Zealand may as well just be Middle Earth.
August 23, 2018
It's just so sophisticated and mordantly humorous you don't notice at first that it's also in the tradition of a classic boy's adventure tale.
August 22, 2018
a leisurely and hopeful coming-of-age comedy adapted from Barry Crump's 1986 novel, Wild Pork and Watercress.
October 18, 2017
It all sounds very serious, but it's not at all, with director Taika Waititi injecting a rich vein of dark humour and a cast of eccentric characters to deliver something that is weird, funny and mildly moving.
October 17, 2017
... Wilderpeople isn't just charming or good-it's a legitimately great film.
August 29, 2017
It's funny, sweet, sad, and exhilarating all at once.
August 24, 2017
Wilderpeople is a hugely loveable movie that's suitable for date night or the whole family, and I know that sounds like a hacky movie poster blurb. But when a movie's this good, it's tough to avoid clichs.
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