Whale Rider

This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language


Whale Rider Rating: PG 7+

3.3733 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)


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  • Pauline, 11

    2 out of 5
    Pauline, 11
    2016-03-15 22:02:46

    I didn't like it much but it was OK it a little bit confusing at the start

  • Karim, 9

    4 out of 5
    Karim, 9
    2016-03-15 18:30:36

    The child actress of this movie made really a great performance.

    Amazing film, beautiful background and incredible animation effects! :)

  • Niamh, 10

    3 out of 5
    Niamh, 10
    2016-03-09 18:33:29

    This is a film produced in New Zealand. I have not watched it all, but at the moment it is just you know..... average. There is nothing mind-blowing or funny. (Personally I like films in the comedy genre). It could do with something to put you on the edge of your seat. It has a good story-line but it has NOT grown together yet. I think the director was not the best. (Sorry Niki Karo!!) This film is very emotional and has LOADS of crying. It is about a Maori girl. (The girl on the front cover of the DVD). In the end I rate this film. 3 out of 5. I wonder if it will score higher tomorrow...

  • Mohammed, 8

    1 out of 5
    Mohammed, 8
    2016-03-02 07:08:33

    i did not like this film because it was boring and the man ceep being rude and say bad stuff

  • 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.

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