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Whale Rider Reviews

Carl Lazarevic
MovieWeb
April 26, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Balchack
MovieWeb
February 1, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
February 1, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 20, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 27, 2003
This is a heartfelt and touching movie, one of the best of the year, and should not be missed.
Full Review
Annlee Ellingson
FilmStew.com
November 6, 2003
Of particular note is the behind-the-scenes controversy over the portrayal of smoking among the Maori people. Caro was determined to tell the truth and stuck to her guns.
Fred Hong Joo Jung
Korea Times
November 3, 2003
Art house films rarely demand mainstream attention. But if there ever was a case for public notice, Whale Rider justifies consideration.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
James Plath
Reel.com
October 29, 2003
the ride itself is really something, and not just because of the fantastic performances or the beautiful cinematography and New Zealand landscape
Read More | Original Score: 10/10
Dennis Landmann
MovieFreak.com
October 29, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
October 25, 2003
A lyrical mix of the real and surreal.
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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 16, 2003
Looks good but smells cheesy.