"Schlesinger lacks the directorial coherence to tie together his intermittent inspirations," slammed Andrew Sarris, but Billy Liar ignored him. Tom Courtenay's weird hero is instead lost in reverie, letting his dreams take over, and missing out on living.
"Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. Hunt for the Wilderpeople is such a film." – Los Angeles Times.
Time magazine’s film critic for 45 years, Richard Schickel was also a cinema historian, lecturer and prolific author of books, movies and DVD commentaries about pedigree Hollywood. David Thomson hails a gruff friend and colleague.