Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016 New Zealand

Screening: 27th January 2020

Audience: 133

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From IMDb:

"A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush."

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5
This film was very different from what I anticipated. The young actor was brilliant as was "Uncle". The film touched all aspects of life - love, tragedy, poverty, hate, determination and in the end love won!
5
I was looking forward to seeing this film which looked from the trailer as a cross between a cartoon and comedy film. It lived up to all expectations and was very funny with an opportunity to see the amazing and beautiful New Zealand landscape. The story line, humour, dialogue and acting made it a memorable film.
5
Very good - different to anything. V. good acting.
5
Loved it #5+
5
Wonderful film, funny, poignant, great characters, great story. Very memorable. More like this please.
5
A unique story well crafted and beautifully acted. A touch of Crocodile Dundee with the 'Bushman' poking fun at the city dwellers 'superiority'.
5
Just majestical! Loads of fun & lots of heart.
5
A heart warming humourous film. Very enjoyable.
5
Best one yet!
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Fantastic story & acting
5
Majestical
5
Funny, heart warming & very touching
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Both fab!! Thank you!
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What's to say. Maurice said it all. Fantastic.
5
Laugh out loud. Funny. Fabulous.
5
Wonderful! Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. A heartwarming tale.
5
Couple of lovely anti-heroes. Loads of humour, just enough pathos. Rocky Baaaaker (??) Haiku?
5
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Pretty unique take on survival training - funny, poignant and entertaining.
5
Fab film, great story, beautiful scenery, quirky, good humour and a joy to watch. Great selection, so good to have something that makes us laugh!
5
A majestical film. A highly endearing film with moments of laughter juxtaposed with deeply sorrowful moments. A clever mention of Lord Of The Rings which was also filmed in the same country. Their kinship reflected by their matching by chapter 6.
5
I adored the baby piper bird. Great main film. Totally whacky funny & heart-warming. Never seen anything like it. Thank you for showing it!
5
The short was sweet this week. Really enjoyed the main. Rarely have I wanted two people to escape more! Acted really well and a great story told. More of the same required J
5
A superb treatment. Funny but seriously sad too. Well balanced. Liked it a lot
5
Just great entertainment
5
Excellent. Great fun
5
Great film
5
Great entertainment! Lovely film.
5
What an amazing film. So funny, so enjoyable. A very unusual story which is very touching and human all at the same time + excellent acting and scenery.
5
Wonderful, a great choice.
5
Wonderful fabulous film
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Fantastic film
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More please!
5
A poignant and heartwarming story of a boy's search for love and identity. Very funny, crazy, full of odd characters. Beautiful scenery too. 100% pure New Zealand!
5
Lovely film, brilliantly cast. Funny & sad, a real feel good movie.
5
Delightful!!
5
Super.
5
Enjoyable in many aspects - good to laugh
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A very uplifting film
5
Excellent, more like this please.
5
Good fun! And well done - think we all needed a laugh!
5
Superb level of anarchy. I loved it!
5
Escapism!
5
Excellent film.
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Great music, heartfelt, loveable, great movie
5
Very amusing film and great scenery.
5
Excellently organised
5
Good to laugh!
5
Really great. Nothing more to add!
5
Uplifting. Funny. Beautiful
5
Majestical!!
5
Delightful & charming
5
Loved it.
5
Very uplifting film.
5
Funny, poignant & different
5
Utterly charming
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Fantastic
5
Nice to be cheered up with a great film
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Great film. Just what was needed on a gloomy Monday.
5
Majestical, fantastic, funny, moving. Great movie. Score #5++
5
Great film - loved it - score #6
5
Wonderful, funny, beautiful photography. Loved it. Poignant, feel good.
5
Thoroughly enjoyable. Heart warming and delightful.
5
Fantastic scenery, great comedy, with dogs - what's not to like?
5
Funny & poignant - like 'The Detectorists' - off beat. Fun. Thank you.
4
Delightful
4
A bit silly but good performances
4
Some laughs and great acting. Car chase a poor imitation of the Blues Brothers
4
Left with a smile on my face.
4
Different! Took a while to get into it but enjoyed the event. Didn't give much credit to the N. Z. policeforce!
4
Nice scenery. Excellent acting by "Ricky" - glad the dog survived (at least one!) Film held my attention well. Like the little "quirks".
4
Very entertaining - and different. The joy of human relationships
4
Enjoyable fun!
4
The trailers for this film do not do this justice - I was not looking forward to this but actually it was quite excellent. Brought a tear to my eyes
4
Jolly and lighthearted. The first third seemed brilliant but then half way through it became rather silly. Short film = 5. One of the best short films, gentle and sweet. Cute baby piper with an ambition.
4
Tender & fun
4
Fabulous film. Thank you for selecting it. A feelgood film with knobs on!
4
Heart warming. Gritty. Emotional. Funny
4
Unlikely story but very good.
4
Charming, funny and a breath of fresh NZ air! Brilliant boy as Ricky.
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Good story. A bit different but I didn't find it as funny as some.
4
Good story
3
Slap stick - funny in parts
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Beautiful & vacuous. God defend New Zealand!
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Amateurish. Slapstick. Some amusing moments.