Whale Rider

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language


Whale Rider Rating: PG 9+

3.4766 out of 5 705 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. 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)


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  • Noyal, 10

    4 out of 5
    Noyal, 10
    2014-10-07 20:35:01

    such an emotoinal film, i'm so glad i wathed it, although some bits where funny

  • Xavier, 10

    4 out of 5
    Xavier, 10
    2014-10-07 18:04:20

    This film is definitely for everyone but there are some emotional parts.Some parts may think are funny.this film haw won has won a few awards: Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer, Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film.It is based on the novel by Witi Ihimaera.:-]

  • kai, 13

    3 out of 5
    kai, 13
    2014-09-26 14:46:25

    I don't think it was that good no offence because I didn't like the acting and the style of the film at one part she got bullied a lot which I thought wasn't really supposed to be in the film 3/5

  • Amelia, 10

    4 out of 5
    Amelia, 10
    2014-09-23 16:18:04

    sophie:I thought the film was good because the grandad was nice at the start mean in the middle and nice at the end. I liked the bit where pikia ridding the whale because dramatic
    olivia:i thought the film was good because it was drematic. this is by sopie and olivia

  • Zoe, 10

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

    Best film ever

  • oliver, 15

    4 out of 5
    oliver, 15
    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

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