Whale Rider

This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language

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Whale Rider Rating: PG 7+

3.3689 out of 5 721 Votes (Members)
Duration
101 mins
Year
2002
Director(s)
Cast

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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  • 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

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  • Amy, 10

    1 out of 5
    By
    Amy, 10
    Date
    2015-07-09 15:13:02

    I gave it one stars because it was a little confusing and boring and scary and they spoke a language I did not understand.

  • Yao, 11

    3 out of 5
    By
    Yao, 11
    Date
    2015-07-06 18:32:36

    I have given it 3 stars because it looks a bit weird on the costume that they wear and in my opinion I think that in the songs that they sang should have the translate so that the younger children can understand what it mean if they don't even know what it means. I prefer that this film is available to the children that is aged 6 or over. Now I have got a question first then at the end the girl have drowned with the whale after that how could she come alive again.

  • Chloe, 9

    1 out of 5
    By
    Chloe, 9
    Date
    2015-06-01 20:34:45

    I didn't like the film because it didn't, have a lot of action in it and it was a different language

  • Seifeldin, 8

    1 out of 5
    By
    Seifeldin, 8
    Date
    2015-05-22 13:57:09

    I didn't like the film because there was no action and I didn't like the music . I didn't like it when the old man slapped the little boy on the head.

  • Sama, 8

    1 out of 5
    By
    Sama, 8
    Date
    2015-05-22 13:47:20

    I did not like the film because it did not have enough action in it.

  • Leah, 11

    1 out of 5
    By
    Leah, 11
    Date
    2015-05-21 21:12:06

    I didn't like this film because I didn't understand what they were saying.

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