Whale Rider

This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language


Whale Rider Rating: PG 7+

3.3474 out of 5 734 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.

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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)


Viewing 13-18 of 1446 Reviews

  • Maria, 7

    3 out of 5
    Maria, 7
    2016-03-01 20:51:02

    i like when the girl wanted to look after the whale and the part that i dont like is when she said i am not scread to die

  • Rosie, 9

    5 out of 5
    Rosie, 9
    2016-02-29 16:53:05

    This film is set in New Zealand . It is about a Maori girl called Pai. Her mother dies during childbirth as well as her twin brother. Her grandfather mainly brings her up. Pie desperately wants to become the leader of the tribe. The grandfather is against it as females are not allowed to become a tribe leader. Pie secretly learns the traditional songs and dances.

    The whole film is emotional and the scenery is beautiful.

    I would highly recommend this film.

  • Nina, 10

    4 out of 5
    Nina, 10
    2016-02-28 13:33:02

    This film is very interesting
    It really makes you think about peoples rights.

    A man is expecting to have twins,however the mum dies and the twin boy dies.The baby girl is left with her dad.Her dad can't live with her.She lives with her grandparents for most of her life.Her grandad is the leader of the tribe and he has to find another leader.he can't let the girl be the leader.
    In the end the grandad changes his mind.

    I fully recommend this film for kids 7+


  • Janna, 9

    3 out of 5
    Janna, 9
    2016-02-26 21:50:56

    I like this film but the star was sad

  • Christine, 9

    5 out of 5
    Christine, 9
    2016-02-26 21:41:20

    I just got one thing to say (Girls can be leaders tooooo!!!! ) Awesomeness wonderful

  • Rebecca, 7

    1 out of 5
    Rebecca, 7
    2016-02-14 17:22:58

    I disliked the film because too many people died.

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