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Whale Rider (2003) Movie Information

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Niki Caro


Keisha Castle-Hughes
Cliff Curtis
Mabel Wharekawa
Elizabeth Skeen
Rawiri Paratene
Vicky Haughton





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Based on tradition and culture a young girl fulfills her grandfathers wish and prayers.

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donkeyknight 06/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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There are so many things that are perfectly done in this heartrending and spirit-soaring movie. Wonderful lensing, wonderful acting, wonderful depiction of a culture.

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Tia Maria 08/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Whale Rider is a boring film about a girl who isn't able to fullfill her grandfathers wishes. In my opinion, this movie has no real substance. Sure, some people LOVE it, but I was so bored with it I wasn't even going to watch the end. But, I did, hoping that maybe it would turn out good. It didn't.

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GGauthier 09/10/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Lovely film about a girl that wants be part of the cultural and social changes given in her country. It might be not visually stunning, but is certainly beautiful. It has a very nice story and a great acting. The ending is great and gives to the film a fantasy touch turning it in something special. Watch it for take a break of holywood stuff.

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Alex 06/27/2007 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Not good at all and I heard it was. No matter what you have heard stay away from this movie unless you absolutely love slow movie "feel good" family movies. I was bored and you will be too.

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