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+

3.4707 out of 5 699 Votes (Members)
Duration
101 mins
Year
2002
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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

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  • christain, 15

    3 out of 5
    By
    christain, 15
    Date
    2014-09-12 14:47:43

    The characters don't show enough personality, the protagonist is way too deadpan and the plot doesn't pace quickly enough, but it's good to see films focusing on other things than White Christian families.

  • Grace, 9

    4 out of 5
    By
    Grace, 9
    Date
    2014-07-18 16:55:20

    this film is very good I enjoy watching it my mum likes it to.
    its very nice and intresting

  • James, 12

    2 out of 5
    By
    James, 12
    Date
    2014-07-02 16:31:40

    i did not actually watch the end but the rest of the film was.....bad over all bad

  • Muskkan, 10

    3 out of 5
    By
    Muskkan, 10
    Date
    2014-06-23 18:38:42

    The film was very slow paced and we had to watch it in small parts. It was gross because there was some next random stuff on the whale. it was a bit sad but the message was repeated.

  • CHIARA, 11

    3 out of 5
    By
    CHIARA, 11
    Date
    2014-06-19 09:49:52

    I think the moral of the story is girls should be treated the same as boys. I think it could be better because not a lot of excitment was in it.

  • ellie, 10

    4 out of 5
    By
    ellie, 10
    Date
    2014-06-19 09:48:51

    I liked the film because the story sounds true and it can be funny!,i think the moral is that whatever happens,you have to go with it and you can find it fun in the end.There is always a good ending to a movie and that is what we always look forward to!.

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