The film boasts a terrific newcomer in the lead role, exquisite widescreen photography and a powerful sense of place. show more
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
Seduces us with its leisurely pace and felicitous details into believing that something miraculous is afoot in a mundane rural community.