Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople ★★★½

I think the best word for this film is adorable. It is simplistic in its plot and comes across as slow. But when you remember this is Taika Waititi’s first film, you realise it is one of the best introductions, especially for such a young director. 

Performances are solid, Sam Neil and Julian Dennison have great chemistry. The film could have really failed if they didn’t deliver.

I’m glad to have finally seen this so I can put to bed the debate around whether this is better than JoJo Rabbit. Here you can see Taika’s character, which is impressive as debut directors might be more conservative, but JoJo is where he fully let’s go. 

If you’re looking for a soft burner about family, this is a great Sunday afternoon classic.