Whale Rider

This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language

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Whale Rider Rating: PG 7+

3.3479 out of 5 730 Votes (Members)
Duration
101 mins
Year
2002
Director(s)
Cast

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)

Reviews

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  • serhat, 8

    3 out of 5
    By
    serhat, 8
    Date
    2016-02-10 18:43:14

    I like the scenery and when the girl rides the whale

  • Morgan, 12

    2 out of 5
    By
    Morgan, 12
    Date
    2015-10-01 14:31:43

    I thought it was boring because the story line was very confusing.I liked the scenery and that is was different to other movies I have watched.

  • Angel, 12

    3 out of 5
    By
    Angel, 12
    Date
    2015-10-01 14:26:45

    It was not the the greatest film not a film that I would watch so I gave it 3 stars because the scenery wernt great

  • Melissa, 12

    1 out of 5
    By
    Melissa, 12
    Date
    2015-10-01 14:24:48

    I found this film very confusing. The bits in subtitles didn't make sense. The whales didn't look realistic it had too many barnacles. This film is a religious theme. I would advise this to people who like religious themed films.

  • Danni, 12

    1 out of 5
    By
    Danni, 12
    Date
    2015-10-01 14:24:36

    I didnt watch it from the start but from what I watched it was so confusing. It didnt make any sense and I couldnt understand and the whales didnt look realistic there were too many barnacles. Watch it as you might like it but I dont because they spoke in a different language for most of it and it had a religious feel to it. So no I dont like it.

  • Kayleigh, 12

    2 out of 5
    By
    Kayleigh, 12
    Date
    2015-10-01 14:24:26

    I found this film quite confusing and i think you would have to really concentrate to understand the plot.I enjoyed the scenery and acting and the film would benifit from a clearer story line and more realisim.

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