General Information

Glossary: H
Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 101 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Taika Waititi, Barry Crump
Casts: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Oscar Kightley, Stan Walker, Mike Minogue, Cohen Holloway, Rhys Darby, Troy Kingi, Taika Waititi, Hamish Parkinson, Stu Giles, Lloyd Scott
IMDB: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) - IMDB

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8.0


Screen International - Tim Grierson
Warmly funny and deeply delightful, Hunt For The Wilderpeople is a tale of two misfits told with such generosity of spirit and consistent good humour that it's a pleasant surprise to discover how sneakily touching it is as well.
New York Daily News - Edward Douglas
The best thing the director has going for this one is the talented young actor playing Ricky Baker, as he constantly tries to emulate his tough "gangsta" heroes like Tupac Shakur. (He even names his dog "Tupac.")
Consequence of Sound - Michael Roffman
Filmmaking this fresh, this vibrant, and this affecting for all ages is rare these days.
The Hollywood Reporter - Boyd van Hoeij
[Waititi's] nimble adaptation here combines solid writing with an entire bag of filmmaking tricks that includes visual gags, unexpected cuts and quick montage sequences to score laughs from the get-go. He also cleverly exploits who these people are to get the audience in stitches.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.