White Lies
White Lies (2013)

White Lies is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Genre: Drama
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
Want to
See It

Available Online

Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Webster
New York Times

Ms. Black, a New Zealand recording artist making her film debut, and Ms. House, both actresses of formidable presence, are well-matched opponents. Ms. Prebble, too, has reserves of power.

Full review…
Kam Williams
Baret News

A deeply moving reminder of man's inhumanity to man in less enlightened times.

Full review…
Ernesto Diezmartinez
Cine Vértigo

A solid feminine melodrama about the colonial/racist past of the director's adoptive country. [Full review in Spanish]

Full review…
Tomris Laffly
Film Journal International

Thematically, White Lies is essential cinema, unafraid to delve into female issues even contemporary societies grapple with.

Full review…
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Showcases a triangle of strong female performances, impressive cinematography and music.

Full review…
Simon Foster

[Whirimako] Black is a towering screen presence who honours not only Rotberg's and Ihimaera's creation but also the centuries-old dignity and customs of her people.

Full review…
More reviews for White Lies