Whale Rider

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language


Whale Rider Rating: PG 9+

3.4702 out of 5 704 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)


Viewing 19-24 of 1375 Reviews

  • Robert, 14

    1 out of 5
    Robert, 14
    2014-10-14 17:54:45

    Eh? What was this film about? (No one tell me.....................,,,,,,,,,,please!)
    This film was terrible............Really this film is bad............really.........really.........bad,

    and boring.

  • Sienna, 10

    4 out of 5
    Sienna, 10
    2014-10-08 16:15:28

    I liked this film because it was very exciting and funny, however it was a tiny bit sad. It was a very good film and i wouldn't mind watching it again. The scenery was really beautiful.

  • Jamie, 15

    1 out of 5
    Jamie, 15
    2014-10-08 15:46:48

    this film sucks. it is called whale rider but she only rides a whale for 2 minutes out of the whole thing. it is so boring all it is is talking and making weird noises it is about 1 hour of NOTHING!!!. then 40 more minutes of NOTHING. what was the point in this. granted it has a decent story but, it is the dullest film i have ever watched in my life

  • 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

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