‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

Hunt-for-the-Wilderpeople-PosterHugely entertaining and with charm by the bucketload, it’s hardly surprising that Hunt for the Wilderpeople is the highest-grossing locally-produced New Zealand film of all time.

The chemistry between Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Daughter) and newcomer Julian Dennison (Paper Planes) makes for a fresh, vibrant and, at times, incredibly funny road trip as the two make off into the New Zealand bush on the run from child support services.

Energy and focus may pall a little in the middle, but writer/director Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do In the Shadows), with astute use of comedy and pathos, drives the narrative forward. A joy.

Rating: 79%


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