Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Average of 466 ratings: 3.9 Stars

2016 M Contains violence, coarse language, some scenes may disturb young children.

Two rebels. One million hectares of untamed wilderness. The hunt is on.

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

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97 minutes

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2.39:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.39:1
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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4 by Janel

Very enjoyable kiwi movie some nice moments a film the whole family would enjoy

2.5 by heyros

A truly NZ film. The acting was excellent, and the story engaging. Great filming of the NZ bush.

4 by fantail

So cool! We loved it! Many lol moments. Highly recomended

2 by Filmed

Unfortunately hype killed the party. This film ponged of Kiwana that took something away from its form. How many NZ films require a cartoon cop and slightly under done acting? Sorry but wanted to be... Read more

4 by Roxaane

Yes, the characters were over the top , really all of them, but it was a really funny film with some affecting times, and themes.

Great for all the family .. and I've seen it twice with pleasure.

5 by BaileyB

This is a very very good film. Very kiwi, funny, and touching in parts. My only quibble is the over the top bits with the social worker.

2 by DuranFan

I agree with fatsofan, a lot of hype. I was quite disappointed as it ended up being nothing special. (The character of the woman from Social Welfare was particularly annoying and unfunny.)

2 by Fatso Fan

I got sucked into the media-hype with this movie. I was looking forward to a really funny movie. Although it was an engaging story and it caused a few smiles in this household, there were hardly any... Read more

2 by ElsieV

Quite enjoyable movie with some funny moments but sadly it made that fatal comedy error - it went completely over the top towards the end; and that part became increasingly tedious.

5 by Altona

I really enjoyed this movie. I really like Sam Neill as an actor and he portraits the grumpy guy perfect. The chemistry of the actors were great and it was a lot of fun to watch.