Pork Pie

Pork Pie

Pork Pie

Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston and Ashleigh Cummings play a trio of accidental outlaws on the run in a yellow Mini in this remake of 1981's Goodbye Pork Pie.

Luke (Rolleston) is on the run from the law, Keira (Cummings) needs to get to a protest in Wellington and Jon (O'Gorman) is chasing his love (Antonia Prebble) all the way to Invercargill. Creating chaos as they go, soon they are followed by a posse of cops and a media frenzy.

This is the feature debut from Matt Murphy, son of Geoff Murphy, director of the 1981 original.

2017Rating: M, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual references105 minsNew Zealand
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Pork Pie / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

If you’ve already made your mind up about Pork Pie without seeing it, it’s probably not as bad as you think it’s going to be. Hardly a strong endorsement of any film, but an inescapable thought after the world premiere of NZ’s first remake (“reimagining” the preferred descriptor in speeches on the night). Like its international brethren, one can ask legitimate questions about whether it offers more than nostalgia.

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Variety

Variety

Car-chase films play everywhere, but the bonus of natural chemistry between the two male leads and skilful, well-blocked stunt work ensures this remake entrée into international markets. Hello, “Pork Pie.”

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Stuff

Stuff

...a slicker, smoother but slightly more soulless take on the story.

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Stuff

Stuff

A joyous adventure - The script is chock-full of Kiwi jargon and deadpan nods to Noo Zild culture, with some hilarious supporting players.

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Stuff

Stuff

Without any knowledge of the film that inspired it, I'm guessing this new Pork Pie gets a pass as a sporadically funny action comedy with a couple of nicely-staged flourishes.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

...sporadically entertaining but a largely spiritless imitation.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Less ‘landmark Kiwi film’ and more ‘amiable Sunday arvo matinee’.

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