Whale Rider

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language


Whale Rider Rating: PG 9+

3.4943 out of 5 704 Votes (Members)
101 mins

Tradition causes trouble in a family when a young Maori girl wants to take up what she believes is her rightful place at the head of her tribe - because the man standing in her way is her own grandfather, and his love for her is not enough to change his belief that only a boy could ever lead the tribe. Set in modern New Zealand, Whale Rider superbly shows what happens when old-fashioned thinking gets in the way of people's potential. English and Maori dialogue, subtitles in English.

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What you say

  • This is a beautiful and movig film which really makes the children think, whilst opening their eyes to different worlds and cultures effortlessly

    Jenni (Teacher)

  • This is a beautiful and movig film which really makes the children think, whilst opening their eyes to different worlds and cultures effortlessly

    Jenni (Teacher)


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  • Anna, 10

    5 out of 5
    Anna, 10
    2014-06-11 16:00:14

    At first I found this film, a bit confusing but as the film went on I realy enjoyed it. I liked how the young girl kept on trying to do all the challenges but at last she found the whale tooth. but at the end I felt very sad because the girl said shw wasn't afraid to die!!

    thank you for reading my review!!

  • Rhea, 12

    5 out of 5
    Rhea, 12
    2014-06-11 15:58:19

    i did like the film, but it was a bit wierd!

  • Bethany, 11

    5 out of 5
    Bethany, 11
    2014-06-11 15:58:15

    This film was amazing I probably would not have watched this film again because i didn't even remember watching it the first time at home but at the end i realized i had. I would recommend this film to anyone who is 11-12 and up wards.

  • Harris, 10

    5 out of 5
    Harris, 10
    2014-06-11 15:57:56

    Amazing film. i would recomend it.three wors to describe it,

  • Isla, 11

    4 out of 5
    Isla, 11
    2014-06-11 15:57:43

    i loved the film ,so different from our last film but amazing .I loved how it was based on a tribe .It was something i would have never chosen to watch

  • Olivia, 10

    4 out of 5
    Olivia, 10
    2014-06-11 15:57:35

    At the begining I realy hated this film but then I started to like it more and more
    It was realy sad at times and it wasn't the type of film I would watch but I liked it anyway
    (the uncle is epic)
    When I went home and told my family about it only then I realised I had already seen it

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