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BLOG #21

July 14, 2016


HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a surprise gem of a movie.


It is so good when a surprise film comes around and this week we open HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, one of those special films: a film that has received 100% fresh reviews on RT. Here are a few comments from reviews.


"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." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


"A deliciously good time at the movies." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter


""Hunt for the Wilderpeople" takes a troika of familiar story types - the plucky kid, the crusty geezer, the nurturing bosom - and strips them of cliché." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times


"New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi blends sharply cynical humour with huge heart in arguably his best film to date, Hunt for the Wilderpeople." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star


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. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.




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