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Flipper (1996)

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20

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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Average Rating: 2.6/5
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Movie Info

In this adventure drama for the family, based on the popular TV series of the mid-'60s, Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood) is a moody teenager from Chicago who is not dealing well with the recent divorce of his parents. In the hope that a change of scenery will do him good, Sandy is sent to spend the summer with his Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan), an aging hippie and fisherman who lives on Coral Key, an island off the coast of Florida. The sun and sand do little to improve Sandy's outlook on life, even after

PG,

Action & Adventure, Kids & Family

Ricou Browning, Jack Cowden

Jan 20, 2004

MCA Universal Home Video

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (13) | DVD (2)

Flipper is inoffensive, but it's also asleep in the deep.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Warmhearted remake of TV classic has some scary moments.

April 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

...an inoffensive yet utterly forgettable endeavor.

February 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Formulaic kid-gets-whipped-into-shape by his ne'er-do-well uncle flick with Wood and Hogan offering likable enough performances to offset the charm of that wonderful dolphin.

March 6, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, and a dolphin. There, I just saved you 97 minutes.

September 8, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Affirms the ties that bind us with animals.

August 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Flipper

An easy watching, feel good, kids film.
March 19, 2012
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

I saw this in theatres when it came out, and now I do not remember it... I'll re-watch it sometime. Based on how forgettable this movie was, I'll give it three stars.
July 8, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

Another childhood favorite and another great update of an old animal character. Much like Lassie, this is the definitive version and deals with the character in ways that were unseen before. Elijah Wood and Paul Hogan make a great unlikely team together and help Flipper cure the seas of poachers and Hammerhead sharks. It's fun coming of age story and memorable tale of friendship between Dolphin and man.
June 4, 2010
ythelastman89

Super Reviewer

Elijah Wood, ridiculously gay. Paul Hogan, stay in the Outback.
April 19, 2010
Chiefilms
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