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+

3.4881 out of 5 715 Votes (Members)
Duration
101 mins
Year
2002
Director(s)
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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 1347 Reviews

  • Olivia, 10

    4 out of 5
    By
    Olivia, 10
    Date
    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

  • Meredith, 10

    3 out of 5
    By
    Meredith, 10
    Date
    2014-06-11 15:57:25

    This film was not very good but the uncle in it is hilarios!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would not recommed this film unless you want to be bored out of your skull and waist your precios time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Morven, 10

    1 out of 5
    By
    Morven, 10
    Date
    2014-06-11 15:56:06

    this film was rubbish i hate whales and the uncle was realy mean to the girl so mean she said she wasnt afraid to die

  • Gregor, 10

    4 out of 5
    By
    Gregor, 10
    Date
    2014-06-10 19:35:22

    I think this is a good way to learn other cultures through movie like this one the story was really good and flowed I would recommend this to anyone.

    ;)

  • Declan, 11

    4 out of 5
    By
    Declan, 11
    Date
    2014-06-06 15:32:20

    it was sad and happy at the same time and the actors/actress must have worked hard to get that movie so I recommend every one must see it.

  • Chloe, 12

    5 out of 5
    By
    Chloe, 12
    Date
    2014-06-05 19:54:02

    i LOVED this film. it was amazing i loved the ending but the middle was the best part. although it was hard to understand when the are singing (i think subheadings would make it better)

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