Lisa Schwarzbaum
June 20, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Whale Rider

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
105 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/06/03
performer
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Rawinia Clarke, Cliff Curtis, Tammy Davis, Vicki Haughton
director
Niki Caro
distributor
Newmarket Capital Group
author
Niki Caro
genre
Drama, Romance

We gave it a B

A serious drama about the preservation of ancient Maori cultural heritage, uneasily sweetened by an audience-pleasing fairy tale of contempo Girl Power.

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