Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople ★★★

Effortlessly charming throughout, Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a buddy adventure comedy that follows an unlikely relationship between a rebellious kid and his grumpy foster father who became manhunt subjects after getting stranded in the wilderness. I will admit, it’s takes a while to get through the film at the beginning because of its too alienating humor. But as soon as the relationship grows within the two, the film gets its rhythm and the rest is pretty straightforward. Waititi’s direction is confident enough to anchor some of the film’s inconsistencies. Even if Hunt for the Wilderpeople is pretty aimless and light, it is still worth the watch.

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