Hunt for the Wilderpeople Reviews

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June 24, 2016
"Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is consistently clever and even moving. It's proof that we'll keep listening to the familiar stories if they're this well-told.
June 24, 2016
101 minutes of pure comic joy.
June 23, 2016
Wilderpeople is ultimately winning, like all buddy comedies, because of the chemistry of its leads.
June 23, 2016
"Hunt for the Wilderpeople" takes a troika of familiar story types - the plucky kid, the crusty geezer, the nurturing bosom - and strips them of clich.
June 23, 2016
Ricky is a wonderfully fresh creation, the embodiment of hilarity because he doesn't see anything funny about anything, least of all himself.
Top Critic
June 23, 2016
A familiar sort of coming-of-age movie made more interesting by the uniqueness of its setting and its off-kilter Kiwi humor.
June 23, 2016
Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is such a film.
June 23, 2016
Dennison juggles foulmouthed brattiness and sweet sincerity well enough, and Neill soars as a gruff outdoorsman hiding a soft, chewy center.
June 23, 2016
An enjoyably goofy adventure that manages to bring some freshness to the moldy "cantankerous adult reluctantly bonds with adorable kid" subgenre.
June 21, 2016
A wonderful slice of New Zealand-bred humor that should have a far wider appeal than Waititi's previous films.
June 14, 2016
A deliciously good time at the movies.
May 31, 2016
Dennison holds his own opposite Neill, who hasn't been tasked with such a gravely amusing role in years. Together, the two are comic dynamite.
May 27, 2016
Sam Neill is as good as he's ever been, spurred on by his unpredictable and lively offsider, Julian Dennison. It's a good sign when you don't want a movie to end.
April 20, 2016
Neil proves compellingly gruff as a reluctant father figure, though it's the trash-talking, family-craving ten-year-old Dennison who steals the show, exuding a wacko, wounded attitude rooted in Ricky's backwoods Rambo-Scarface-Mad Max reveries.
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