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A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

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A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

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Hemi Crane: We're not Maori cannibals, we're just cannibals who happen to be Maori.
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No one was actually eaten in the making of this film. See more »

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When My Wahine Does the Poi
Composed by Sam Freedman
Performed by Daphne Walker and Bill Sevesi and His Islanders
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Reaches too far
14 April 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Firstly let me say that this film can only ever flop dead outside of New Zealand. It's humour is directed at New Zealanders and only them so anyone from outside these islands will only be able to watch as all the jokes fly far over their heads.

Unfortunately this film reaches too far in an attempt to combine an action with a horror/slasher film. As such it doesn't have enough action or gore to fully fit into either category and unfortunately the comedy is often sub par. While either plot could have been funny and successful singularly, there is not enough time inside 90 minutes to do them justice together.

Temuera Morrison performs well, as per usual, and is surrounded by a cast of unknown kiwi actors, which is also usual for a purely NZ film, yet unfortunately even he cannot carry this entire movie to brilliance.

I wish the cast and crew well and hope their next effort hits the mark spot on as this one was damned close.


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