Reviews

Oct 22, 2021
The truly rare family film that's safe for kids, funny and acerbic enough for adults, and surprising enough to keep everyone absorbed.
Aug 18, 2021
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is excellent when it focuses solely on the relationship between - and the misadventures of - its two central figures. It's less captivating when the attention turns to several doltish supporting characters.
Jul 6, 2021
It's like Rushmore in the bush - yes, it's Bushmore
Apr 22, 2021
A little bit Rambo, a little bit The Goonies, and as good a time as you can ever hope to have in the cinema.
Feb 21, 2021
Bombastic chases, dark humour, and poignantly truthful moments make Hunt For The Wilderpeople more meaningful than many other big name action or comedies out there. Definitely a film that everyone should see.
Jan 6, 2021
Waititi sneaks some bigger ideas in there behind the chase scenes and the shootouts and the crazy characters...
Dec 23, 2020
What sticks with you...is the sweetness, the soft edges Neill gives to his bush-savvy curmudgeon, the kid's street "smarts" that're really just naivete.
Dec 5, 2020
It's mostly effective and funny, though not every moment works entirely.
Nov 10, 2020
It's a unique adventure film that isn't a waste of your time or money.
Jul 3, 2020
The two leads have a fantastic chemistry, both comedic and emotional, and Wilderpeople deftly mixes action, comedy, and drama.
Jun 27, 2020
Waititi proves it by maintaining a cartoonish tone that very well balances drama, comedy, and a sentimentality well worth getting excited for. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 25, 2020
...deliciously deadpan...
Apr 1, 2020
Funny, exciting, and deeply moving, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is unlike anything you've ever seen, even though you've seen plenty of things like it.
Mar 13, 2020
The always funny Rhys Darby makes a third act appearance as Hunt for the Wilderpeople treks deeper into the unrestrained realm of adventure comedy with absurd glee.
Sep 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.
Aug 6, 2019
It has everything you want in a film - memorable characters, an interesting story, and, most importantly, heart.
Aug 5, 2019
The director assures to reinforce the universality of what he wants to tell over stereotypes. [Full Review in Spanish]
Aug 3, 2019
A droll walk in the woods.
Apr 12, 2019
You saw growth but it felt natural and believable instead of cornball material it could have been.
Mar 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.