The film boasts a terrific newcomer in the lead role, exquisite widescreen photography and a powerful sense of place. show more
Seduces us with its leisurely pace and felicitous details into believing that something miraculous is afoot in a mundane rural community.
The rhythms of Whale Rider are hypnotic as the ebb tide, haunting as the song of the humpback sea mammal, bracing as the ocean spray. It's a movie that rewards the patient viewer. show more