Big Miracle (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Big Miracle uses real-life events as the basis for a surprisingly satisfying family drama.


Movie Info

Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. -- (C) Universal

Rating: PG (for language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2012
Box Office: $20.1M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Adam Carlson

as Rachel Kramer

as Jill Jerard

as Col. Scott Boyer

as Pat Lafayette

as Kelly Meyers

as J.W. McGraw
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Critic Reviews for Big Miracle

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (27)

"Big Miracle" is quite the whale of a tale. Miraculous? Maybe. Predictable? Mostly. Delightful? Absolutely.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
FoxNews.com

A heavy-handed script and an obnoxious main character help sink this environmental drama.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

There are more subtle movies out there, but few more uplifting.

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
The National

Big Miracle is invested with solid craftsmanship and a nuanced view of how idealism, pragmatism, and politics intersect.

Full Review… | August 17, 2012
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

This is, well, huge.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Political cynicism, media opportunism, dogmatic native traditions, corporate greed and environmentalist stubbornness are each, in turn, dashed against this sunny confection.

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
Tribune News Service

Audience Reviews for Big Miracle

½

Probably takes some liberties in telling a true news story from the 80s, but does it with such a charm and big heart that you can't help but like the result. Of course that's somewhat predictable, but the decent cast and lovable message make it work. They didn't make films like that for a while, but sometimes this is exactly what you need on a dark winter afternoon. Kids will love it, for sure.

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Jens S.

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½

Truly a family movie with an inspiring story about helping the animals..

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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

Pretty lame. Felt like a TV movie. Even Drew Barrymore could not really lift this, and geez, couldn't someone have touched up her roots before filming started!
It's got a fairly high rating, so perhaps it just me being harsh, but I really did find this ordinary.

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Nicki Marie

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