Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

DVD - 2016
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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
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
DVD,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 0043396481589
043396481589

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shlby69m
Jun 12, 2019

good ( almost wholesome) teen movie! Loved the music, scenery, people and jokes!

ArapahoeChristineS May 31, 2019

An unexpected delight. Charming, funny, sweet, heartbreaking, with adventure and survival, this movie had it all. A hidden gem that I heartily recommend.

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sakanataka
May 09, 2019

Better than I thought it would be... By far.

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Shoboy15
Apr 22, 2019

It starts out slow and bewildering but it soon takes on a life of it's own taking you down a path of discovery an adventure. One of the best roles Sam Neil has taken on in years and Julian Dennison, the boy who is very much the protagonist in this film plays a role that would represent just about any boy, or girl raised in the city with absolutely no clue about living off the grid. Parents, no parents and a kid in trouble with no where else to go but down he rises to the challenge magnificently. If you liked him in Deadpool 2, you will love him here as he pretty much plays the same role.

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elixe
Apr 18, 2019

I'm Brimmimg w/ Unstoppable Joy! This is GRACIOUS film-making! Thank You AGAIN Taika Waititi! MAJESTICAL!!!

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trainingcdo
Mar 26, 2019

A great New Zealand movie about a boy placed in foster care in a remote home who flees into the wilderness with his foster father when Child Protective Services want to take him back. It is funny, touching and beautifully filmed.

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dearmaryann
Jan 30, 2019

Funny and charming through out! PG-13, not suitable for younger kids. About a foster kid's last chance to be placed with a family. The foster Mom is hilarious and probably the kind of Mom we all wish we had or could aspire to be. Campy characters through out that will keep you smiling. Sam Neill, the handsome New Zealand actor with an extensive film history of blockbuster movies and art house films, delivers another stellar performance. Beautiful look into the New Zealand bush country. Julian Dennison who plays the 13 year old is a comedic talent whom I hope we will see more of in the future. Note the director of the film plays the weird minister at the funeral and Julian's mom plays the woman calling out at the funeral. I love it when movies pull in behind-the-scenes people to play bit parts. A light comedy romp I truly enjoyed!

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bsievers
Dec 13, 2018

Taika Waititi loves making movies about unusual families (found or otherwise), and nowhere is it more heartwarming or shockingly funny than in "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." While the film takes turns for the fantastical at times, it always stays grounded in reality.

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P58Jackson
Dec 13, 2018

Movie starts out slow and has somewhat peculiar humor but comes around in a pretty satisfying way.

It is just a movie: however; If it were true that the kind of money and expense put out to get a kid that doesn't want to be gotten was actually spent helping these kids in the first place, you wouldn't have had the situation.

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Courier2003
Nov 24, 2018

Poorly made movie by New Zealanders. I checked this out because Sam Neill was in it, but he was not the american Sam Neil. Movie gives you an insight how to kill wild boars, and how an underage driver in a car chase tries to out run the police and foster care authorities.

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Radiant360
Oct 15, 2017

Radiant360 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Apr 20, 2017

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red_ant_6728
Nov 19, 2016

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Violence: Some hunting violence and a bloody scene used to comedic effect.

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Dieu_D Dec 22, 2016

"Faulkner is cauc-asian" - well, they got that wrong because you're obviously white.

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