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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Comedy


 

A manhunt is mounted when a young boy and his foster carer take to the bush rather than let the authorities move the boy to another home.

"Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is a surprisingly droll yet down to earth adventure tale, a disarmingly simple movie loaded with meaningful social context. All of the whimsy and grit of dyed-in-the-wool New Zealand characters are captured, and the dialogue between the duo-on-the-run is wry and snappy. The action might be comic, but it's the emotionally honest central relationship that holds all of the interest. Wild thing, you make my heart sing.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 26th May 2016
Madman Entertainment 101 mins