Hunt for the Wilderpeople a Comic Gem- 100 Word Review

Waititi’s wacky adventure comedy has humour and heart.

Faced with an unloving foster system, Ricky Baker choses instead to elope into the wilderness, accompanied by his foster-dad Hec.

Their escapades are comic gold, exhibiting a distinctly NZ sense of humour. Wittily written and directed by Waititi.

Dennison thrives as badass youth, and has great chemistry with ‘Uncle’ Neill. Te Wiata and House have some strong moments, while Darby steals the show in his brief turn as ‘Psycho Sam’.

Stunning shots of the New Zealand wilderness are complemented by a wicked soundtrack.

A funny and heart-warming story about family and adventure.

4 stars


Jo Bradley.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Adam Schultz says:

    Really loved this movie! Best comedy since the Monty Python films in my mind. Glad you enjoyed it. Have you seen Taika Waititi’s other films, and if so how do you think this one stacks up?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JoBradley says:

      I haven’t actually seen any of his other films, but i will put it on my list!


  2. smilingldsgirl says:

    I just posted my review last night. I really enjoyed it but I didnt think it was that funny. More of a drama with moments of humor

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh man, agree that Psycho Sam was simply fantastic!

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  4. Lloyd Marken says:

    As always Jo, you will do so well to sum up a great film in 100 words or less.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JoBradley says:

      Thanks for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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