Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)


A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. (IMDb)
Uneven, mostly for better but sometimes for worse: The fast paced story hinders good character development, comes to an unsatisfying climax, and feels a little too fantastic for its setting, but generally, splashes of dark humour (“well that’s dinner sorted!”) and silliness (see the bevy of quirky secondary characters), along with the charismatic lead kid, mesh well with the energetic editing (see the dramatic still shots of Ricky’s room; the boar slaughter) and calming scenic cinematography.
7.5/10 (Really Good)