Hyde Park Picture House

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Time
On 28th September - 6.40 PM
Other showings
From 23rd September - 5th October
Starring:
Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
Director
Dir. Taika Waititi
Duration
101mins
Country
NZ
Year
2016
Synopsis:

From the director of cult vampire comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS comes the hilarious HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, which screened to acclaim at this year’s Sundance.

Ricky Baker (Dennison) is a defiant misfit sent by child services to start a new life with a foster family in rural New Zealand. But when events threaten his return, Ricky runs into the bush with uncle Hec (Neill) in pursuit, sparking a national manhunt. With pitch-perfect performances from Dennison and Neill, and Taika Waititi's distinctive humour, this is a visually inventive, pleasingly bittersweet and effortlessly funny Kiwi film.

 

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Critical reaction:
  • Some scenes will get you swearing there’s just something in your eye; others will make you honk like a goose on nitrous oxide. You’ll be left with a glow that’ll ensure Wilderpeople a place on your best-of-year list. ★★★★★

    Dan Jolin, EMPIRE

  • There are times when Waititi’s script borders on genius. ★★★★

    Tom Huddleston, TIME OUT