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|Total includes those who didn't specify sex.|
Fantastic retelling of the tragic story that touched the world.
|10/10||chw@ - 266 reviews|
1.20.2013 - age: 1-12
Wow, such a great movie! Some funny parts, then sad, then happy! :D a must buy.
|10/10||gleefan@ - 41 reviews|
7.3.2012 - age: 13-17
Amazing and beautiful film! Heartwarming and very enjoyable! I very much enjoyed the footage at the end of the real people who were involved in the true story.
|9/10||cascanej@ - 37 reviews|
5.14.2012 - age: 18-25
Very close to recent BP oil spill of the Gulf of Mexico, so no wonder this movie was put on back burner for some time. Could've been a much better flic.
|5/10||joeljustleft@ - 275 reviews|
4.21.2012 - age: 26-35
This is based on a true story from the late 80s when some whales were trapped in ice in Alaska. Ronald Reagan was the president at the time. Not sure why it took so long to make the movie but the issues raised by the story are not dealt with at all. Oil and gas exploration don't get 2 minutes of time in this flic. Wonder why?
|6/10||jilljustleft@ - 315 reviews|
4.21.2012 - age: 18-25
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It was breath taking!! The best movie of the year! Wait, no decade no, century!!! I was all teared up from the very beginning to the very end!!! The best!!! Drop whatever your doing and go see it immediately!!! At the part when they saved the whale I was sobbing all over a stranger's shoulder!! I still get a little teared up whenever I think about it!!!
|10/10||bahoola@ - first review|
4.4.2012 - age: 1-12
Best story I've seen in a long time.
|10/10||mikaelaj998@ - first review|
3.30.2012 - age: 13-17
Such a wonderful and inspiring, based on a true story, family movie!!! You will laugh, you will cry and the kids will learn so many wonderful values of friendship, giving, and coming together despite circumstances. I guarantee you will love it!!! :D
|10/10||kerri_york66@ - 46 reviews|
3.28.2012 - age: 26-35
Very touching story. Take the family!
|10/10||doditi@ - 19 reviews|
3.28.2012 - age: 50+
Very sentimental movie. You should go see it. Very detailed and sweet hearted movie. It made me cry.
|10/10||madison@ - first review|
If you love animals and love true stories this is a great movie to see. It really touched me how the plight of these whales changed people. It is a must see to me!
|9/10||dbtrlesy@ - 16 reviews|
3.10.2012 - age: 36-49
It's a good movie explaining mostly true events about three whales stuck 5 miles from open water with only a small open patch in the ice to surface to breathe. Whales are mammals and can stay under water for only short periods of time. The five miles was too long for them to go without surfacing and everything was frozen solid. The movie details all the effort and drama surrounding saving the whales. Kids will love it. Definitely take the kids. It's a family movie.
|7/10||furryface47@ - 9 reviews|
2.25.2012 - age: 50+
It was good but it could have been better.
|8/10||lamarks@ - 10 reviews|
2.23.2012 - age: 36-49
Did any of the animals die? Want to see it, but friend is worried about dying whales.
|1/10||jillandjay@ - first review|
2.23.2012 - age: 26-35
Not as good as I hope it to be based on the trailers and good reviews here. Was bored at times.
|6/10||karen_lett@ - 361 reviews|
2.22.2012 - age: 36-49
It was indeed mind blowing and such an inspiring movie that will move you.
|7/10||shazjoao@ - 1748 reviews|
It was like an average sitcom, even with some people have seen on tv before. I thought with the reviews, it was going to be much better - it was just ok for me. Not really good for little kids, only because it could be boring for them (the little guy I saw in the theatre was trying to escape!)
|6/10||cden@ - 55 reviews|
I enjoyed it, I was blown away, I didn't get emotional, but I still liked it, good one time watch, maybe if it's on tv and nothing else is on, watch it.
|7/10||no.life1allscared@ - 91 reviews|
2.12.2012 - age: 18-25
Wonderful movie, fun, heart-warming, touching and real. Recommend, a must see.
|9/10||dhlive@ - first review|
2.11.2012 - age: 36-49
Loved this movie! Fast paced, incredible scenery, wonderful humourous touches, and a concerted effort on the part of all stake holders to accomplish a common purpose -- allowing the grey whales to have a chance at reaching the open sea. I admit that I do not remember this newsworthy event, and intend to research it. Movies based on, or inspired by a true story are always the.. best.. would watch the scene with the Russian icebreaker, and the freed whales breaching again and again!
|10/10||strelitzia1@ - 20 reviews|
2.11.2012 - age: 50+
I liked the setting and cinematography. The characters were likable and the story, interesting. The movie had very much of a Disney family feel to it, and that's OK for me, since I'm fond of those types of movies as well. Though they often aren't amazing, they are most often of the 'fell good' variety, and I like to feel good as much as the next guy. One other note, I liked that from a political perspective, the movie was fairly responsible in showing the two sides of the whale hunt, one of a perspective of fending off the potential extinction of these beautiful and intelligent creatures, and the other of a culture that for hundreds of years has respectfully hunting and killed them for their own survival, as well as their logical reasoning for why they have always intended to continue on with the tradition, though in reality, continuing to do so would likely end up with an ultimate end to their opportunity to do so anyway. Even more responsibly, the movie doesn't try to dictate what the viewer's opinion should be, but rather it just presents food for thought and understanding.
|7/10||robert-kralj@ - 186 reviews|
2.11.2012 - age: 36-49
The movie was great I wish I could see it again. The whales were great. Me and my mom and sister loved the movies.
|10/10||stellacammalleri@ - first review|
2.11.2012 - age: 1-12
This is a great family movie. My whole family loved it. The acting was good and the story moved along a great pace. You leave feeling so good!
|9/10||tonyakmckinney@ - 3 reviews|
2.10.2012 - age: 36-49
Very good family show and the underwater shots of the whales was very good. Yes this was about teamwork. Which we should all be a part off. I would recommend it. But very predictable.
|7/10||wallbangerglen@ - 9 reviews|
2.10.2012 - age: 50+
Tear jerker, human interest movie, clash of cultures, drives down the point that we are all related in this world- animals and humans etc. then there is always the greed, money and ulterior motives. This movie will shake you out of complacency and encourages you be more involved in any way.
|9/10||ludivina@ - 12 reviews|
2.8.2012 - age: 50+
Overall a good and entertaining movie to see for all ages. Because the movie is based on a true event, it's good one [to] bring the kids to see too.
|7/10||peterm55@ - 48 reviews|
2.7.2012 - age: 50+
Well worth seeing and very inspiring. It never ceases to amaze me the true events that keep rolling out on the big screen. Great job by Drew Barrymore; good casting all around. The whales truly connected you as in The Dolphin Tale and it really was an incredibly big miracle. Working together in so many ways and with different cultures, it was amazing what was actually accomplished by the entire community and all the aid they received. Everybody was tuned in and the live footage at the end, added to the story's authenticity. We need more of this in the world; not just for animals and the environment but for humanity as well. Too many wars covering the globe! IMAGINE!!! Be accomplished.
|7/10||elwalker48@ - 25 reviews|
2.7.2012 - age: 50+
Entertaining, great for families, although really young ones would be bored.
|7/10||werpets@ - 27 reviews|
2.6.2012 - age: 36-49
It's a good family movie. I watched it with my wife and we enjoyed it a lot. Could have they improved a bit the acting of some actors... ? Yes... but overall, considering it is base on a true story, they did a very good job.
|8/10||sammy@ - 209 reviews|
2.5.2012 - age: 26-35
It was sooo sad. I cried from 10 minutes into the end. I even cried in the trailer. Great movie though. Worth seeing.
|8/10||avadakadavra@ - first review|
2.5.2012 - age: 1-12
This is an excellent movie; very inspiring and touching story. I don't know how they did it, but the whale shots coming out to breathe were so cool, it was so real as if truly we were watching the rescue. A very good family movie. Drew Barrymore did a great job, she rocks.
|9/10||greco64@ - 407 reviews|
2.5.2012 - age: 36-49
A good family movie full of good intentions and showing that we can achieve a lot if we work together. The best part might be the real news and footage at the end of the film.
|7/10||luciano.santos@ - 46 reviews|
2.5.2012 - age: 36-49
The best movie I have seen in a very long time, would go see it again. I loved it that much!
|10/10||loridodd@ - first review|
2.4.2012 - age: 50+
It was a nice family movie! It was suspenseful, and grabbed my interest from the get go. It was neat to see all the "actual" footage added (reporters of the day) to support the film's authenticity as being "based on a true story". A good Saturday afternoon movie for any age!
|8/10||thetroublewithredheads@ - 4 reviews|
2.4.2012 - age: 36-49
I was very good. I liked it A LOT. Was inspiring.
|8/10||cassandrahealy@ - 2 reviews|
2.3.2012 - age: 1-12
Well not a bad movie. But, as someone who has worked in the arctic, you have to chuckle at a few things in the movie. (1) Keep the generator running even when it's going up in a Helicopter? C'mon folks... as one who's flown in Helicopters in -40C weather... they are just like a car... they generate heat to keep the inside warm. (2) A generator 30 SECONDS outside the helicopter and it's frozen stiff? Yeah right... see (1) If it did actually happen, the generator was frozen stiff before it got inside the chopper. (3) When it's -50C outside, you see your breath, and the air is full of ice crystals, almost like a haze... did you even see an actor's breath? Hardly. Yeah ok, so maybe I'm picky. And if you live in California it's as real as rain... other than that... it was ok.
|7/10||drs.@ - 222 reviews|
2.3.2012 - age: 50+
Big Miracle kind of reminded me of Dolphin Tale, based on a true story, about a mammal that lives in the water, and the same heartwarming adventures!
|10/10||connorhw1@ - 410 reviews|
2.3.2012 - age: 1-12