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Totally charming lead character.
written by rpmfla July 27, 2005 - 10:32 AM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I'll not rehash what a great film this is as others here have already pointed this out. I just wanted to add that the lead character is one of the most interesting and charming young female roles I have seen in a long time. It would be a good film for a parent to watch with their young girls. Very inspirational.

written by TaoG April 12, 2005 - 4:11 PM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Months later, images and feelings from this movie haunt me. If you saw trailers or read the synopsis try to clear your mind and allow this film to live completely through you instead; stumble onto this with an open mind. I had no idea this movie would be so good. Beautiful cinematography and strong performances allow this art to resonate...with great mystery and love.

unexpectedly captivating
written by macferrin October 6, 2004 - 1:50 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
while i agree with giant robot that this wasn't too suspenseful a movie, i found it unexpectedly captivating. the characters are very well developed and portrayed and the plot is tight - it's a great story, so who cares if there aren't unexpected twists and turns? how often have we seen maori whale riding movies anyway?

it's like driving a nice rental car across idaho.
written by giantrobot February 26, 2004 - 1:11 PM PST
3 out of 6 members found this review helpful
while this is a good movie, and keisha castle-hughes is pretty great in it, it's a pretty straightforward movie, and not one with any surprises in it. it's like driving a really nice rental car across idaho. you're a little surprised at how comfortable it is, and how well it handles, but to be honest, it's a straight road with no obstacles in your way, and as soon as you get on you can see exactly where you're going, and no matter how fast you drive it looks like you're going the same speed.

if you don't already know what's going to happen in the film, if you read the greencine description, well, now you do.

but it's still a pleasant ride.


(Average 7.60)
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