Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Whale Rider


Based on the novel of the same name by Maori writer Witi Ihimaera, Whale Rider is a unique family drama directed Niki Caro. On the eastern coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be...more

Other Critics


79 out of 100 Metascore®

Generally favorable reviews

Read reviews

For Families


OK for kids 11+

Read reviews