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Whale Rider (2003) - Movie Details

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105 min.
Release Date
June 6, 2003 (LA/NY)
August 29, 2003 (Moderate)
DVD Release Date
October 28, 2003 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
105 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference

Based around the New Zealand culture of the Maori, this is the story of a 12-year old girl named Pai who attempts to attain the tribal position of Whale Rider, which has traditionally been held only by males. She is the only surviving child of the chief, and thus has some claim to the title.... Full synopsis »

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One of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2003 comes to video, allowing even wider audiences to enjoy the film that is Whale Rider. While it is one of the better films of the year, the hype does not do it justice - it has nothing that really makes it stand out, and nothing that confirms it as one of the key players come awards season. Full movie review »
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