Whale Rider (2002) English- Family/Drama Rated- “PG-13” Runtime 101 min. dir. Niki Caro
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Good writing and interesting characters combine to form a really strong, family-oriented drama.
Pretty good performances all around, especially in the leads. Rawiri Paratene is perfect in the role as the protagonist’s stubborn grandfather.
Beautiful sets that were all filmed on-location in New Zealand.
The whales were good, but the soundtrack left something to be desired.
Well put together, but lacking that last bit to make it great,
Good for family viewing.