zeldarms’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sam Neill and Julian Dennison are such a joy to watch together that it's a shame when the focus moves elsewhere: watching them grow together as a pair was much more interesting than when they’re split up or when the focus is on extraneous characters. The screenplay is brilliant in utilising the deviations from the main story, and though they’re narratively pertinent to the resolution, it comes at the cost of having more time between the main duo, but not even these negatives can diminish the blistering wit on show when it’s at its best.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople had a palpable fondness for its characters and their journey, and though there are a few detours and a handful of recurring jokes that don’t land, it’s still the perfect afternoon family adventure with bite, though frustratingly little else.
Full review at Big Face, Small Razor.