Hunt for the Wilderpeople Synopsis
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.
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

By rlfriedman100
Funny, eccentric, non-judgmental: kids could see it, adults will enjoy it without kids. The car chase was a bit over-the-top, but did not detract from the overall enjoyment. Plus, it's a great add...

Heart-warming entertainment! Haven't had such fun a while.

By goldlizsts
It's a surprise find indeed. In the last few years, big artificial studio-engineered blockbusters dominate the theaters. People just dream up movies behind the computer, using "technology". Most...

Magnificent

By frockery1
What an utterly glorious masterpiece. This film is all wonderful, all the time. The characters are warm and expertly brought to life, the setting is genuinely majestic and the script is incomparable....

Great

By Wickyduck
My wife and I absolutely laughed our asses off. Such a great story, funny where it should be and genuine acting from both Sam Neil and the kid (forgot his name). Will be buying this on dvd when it...

Amazing film!!

By tomalf123
You will not be disappointed. This movie has it all. Great characters, it's funny, heartwarming. Good music and scenery. We were very pleasantly surprised by this one. Best movie I have seen in a...

Excellent human interest story!!!!

By goteambresia
Way underrated....So excellent....even my 18 year old daughter loved it!!! It was so engaging all the way through with some of the most beautiful scenery & landscape you've ever seen. The cast was...

WOW.. very simply put: A MUST SEE!!!!

By cleverkitty223
My 12 year old son and I went to to see this together recently. It's been a LONG time since I've walked away from a movie so happy and wanting to immediately watch it again! It was beautifully...

Highly reccimend!

By cinema_devi6
Great music, scenery, characters. Joyful film!...

Absolutely delightful!

By miamialbatross
Definitely worth seeing! Stunning, entertaining and interesting....

Gold!

By Matawai07
Saw this at the Honolulu Film Festival! Absolute Gold! and extremely "MAJESTICAL"...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic elements including violent content, and for some language.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Quirky Kiwi dramedy promotes teamwork, friendship.
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