Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Lists: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive."

Overall Ranking: 273 (Rank from 2016: # 12)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 63.64%
Regular 27.27%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Often Off Topic Allie Adkins100 - The perfect balance of comedy and drama, makes you cry one minute and then laugh till it hurts the next.
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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick100
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest90
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/790(full review)
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film85(full review)
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes78(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)

People Involved

  • Sam Neill (Hec Faulkner)
  • Julian Dennison (Ricky Baker)
  • Rima Te Wiata (Bella M. Faulkner)
  • Rachel House (Paula Hall)
  • Oscar Kightley (Officer Andy)
  • Rhys Darby (Psycho Sam)
  • Cohen Holloway (Hugh)
  • Mike Minogue (Joe)
  • Stan Walker (Ron)
  • Hamish Parkinson (Gavin)
  • Yvette Parsons (Hiker)
  • Lloyd Scott (Tourist)
  • Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne (Kahu)
  • Troy Kingi (TK)
  • Taika Waititi (Minister)
  • Selena Wolfe (Organ Player)
  • Mabelle Dennison (Church Lady)
  • Sonia Spyve (Court Lawyer)
  • Timothy Herbert (Court Lawyer)
  • Stu Giles (Sick Man)
  • Selina Woulfe (Organ Player)
  • Tuss (Tupac)
  • Finn (Zag)
  • Barry Crump (Director)