Whale Rider

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language

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Whale Rider Rating: PG 9+

3.4727 out of 5 696 Votes (Members)
Duration
101 mins
Year
2002
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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)

Reviews

Viewing 13-18 of 1362 Reviews

  • Zoe, 10

    5 out of 5
    By
    Zoe, 10
    Date
    2014-09-23 16:14:18

    Best film ever

  • oliver, 15

    4 out of 5
    By
    oliver, 15
    Date
    2014-09-12 15:17:43

    The film was about a twelve year old girl called Paikea who wants to be chief of the tribe but her grandfather Korko doesn't because he believes that this is a role for males only. The moral in this film is strong because girls are as strong as boys. 4/5 stars

  • christain, 15

    3 out of 5
    By
    christain, 15
    Date
    2014-09-12 14:47:43

    The characters don't show enough personality, the protagonist is way too deadpan and the plot doesn't pace quickly enough, but it's good to see films focusing on other things than White Christian families.

  • Grace, 9

    4 out of 5
    By
    Grace, 9
    Date
    2014-07-18 16:55:20

    this film is very good I enjoy watching it my mum likes it to.
    its very nice and intresting

  • James, 12

    2 out of 5
    By
    James, 12
    Date
    2014-07-02 16:31:40

    i did not actually watch the end but the rest of the film was.....bad over all bad

  • Muskkan, 10

    3 out of 5
    By
    Muskkan, 10
    Date
    2014-06-23 18:38:42

    The film was very slow paced and we had to watch it in small parts. It was gross because there was some next random stuff on the whale. it was a bit sad but the message was repeated.

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