Based on 4281 votes and 43 reviews
my whole family loves this movie. we watch it over and over. it is awesome to see movies that portray the native traditional ways. keeping their tradition alive through songs, dances and stories. your in for a ride. a movie the whole family can enjoy. thank you.
i think all young girls should watch this film, especially now, when in these times girls need to know their destiny. There is more for us on this planet. these are the times when women need to realize that tradition is a wonderful thing, but women can be true leaders too regardless of hundreds of years of prejudism for being a women and whatour traditional roles are in society. We CAN do it.
it was one of the best movies i have seen in a long time, i could not take my eyes off the t.v. every one how helped make the movie should be happy with it i will buy it when it comes out.
This was the most moving and touching movie i`ve ever seen! Kudos to everyone involved, especially Keisha Castle-Hughes! She deserved the oscar nomination and should have won!!!
Very good movie - great insight to Maori traditions as well as their lives today. Beautiful set. Lovely young actress - great performance.
This is a must-see film for any parent. It crosses all cultural boundaries and speaks a deep truth. How do we want to be influential to our children? Go and see this movie. Spiritually moving.
The acting in this film was true, believable, right-on, choice, incredible. I loved Pai, I loved her grandmother, I hated her grandfather, I understood her father, I adored her uncle, I connected with her school mates. This is a beautiful tale.
This ranks as one of my favourite films of all time.
keisha castle-hughes is amazing! this is a beautiful story and keisha does a fantastic job! 5 stars for sure!
As a maori I found it a universal story to connect with everybody in differnt cultures & countries around the world. Most definately one of my favorite films
An absolutely awesome film - DVD version of Keisha`s audition just blew us away.
This was the best movie I have seen this year. I was very impressed with the cast and this is the first movie that made me cry in a long time.
I loved the movie very much. Keisha Castle-hughes did awesome
I think that Whale Rider was an unforgettable movie! It was truly amazing! I really enjoyed it and I recommend everone to watch it!
Well, simply put, I have a new all-time favorite movie. As far as I am concerned, every aspect of this film was perfect. I feel very fortunate to have seen this wonderful movie.
I was so inspired by the movie `Whale Rider` that I did some individual research on the Maori people. I`m facinated with the tradtions passed along to even the most modern generations of Maoris. I would engourage everyone to see this movie for it`s moral message.
It was an extremely interesting and best movie ever in today`s society. Shows several aspects of courage, faith, love, and care.
An extreming moving movie which accurately portrayed Maori life in the small communities. Just brilliant. I loved it!
It the best movie I have ever seen. And that is why I would like information where I can purchase the dvd.
the best real movie ive seen in a long time
It was an amazing, artistically beautiful movie. It has such an impact.
excellent!! Very well done. Should receive an Oscar!! - 5 Stars
Excellent - 5 stars
I HAVE NOT SEEN A MOVIE THAT HAS TOUCHED MY HEART SO MUCH AS THIS ONE.PAIKEA`S PERFORMANCE WAS OUTSTANDING.I HAVE SEEN THIS MOVIE 3 TIMES. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT TO THE BIG SCREEN.
Excellent! Poignant and finally joyous.
fantastic ...it was awsome to see talent... not just hollywood glitter...i loved it
beautiful, haunting and an inspiring tale. I loved this movie and want to see it again.
I thought that this film was fantastic and I would encourage anyone who wishes to know something about another culture to see it!
Best movie this year so far....what a sweet film.
i thought it was a well written movie! 5 thumbs up!
sucked eggs. a waste of film.
Great movie. A must see for all.
very very very good movie it was all great the acting the cinematography and verything it was so so good everyone should see this movie
It was an excellent movie. I appreciated the view into the Maori culture and would love to visit New Zealand to see it first hand.
I really like it. Amazing movie.
It was SO-SO. Infact it was TOO SLOW!
Every mother of a young girl should escort her daughter to this movie. It is just so empowering. The cinematography is superb and the direction is spot-on. Terrific!
Amazing movie. The cinematography was breath-taking and the story very moving. Anyone that has been to New Zealand and knows something of Maori culture should definitely go see it.