The Day of the Dolphin Reviews

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Top Critic
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
March 24, 2015
What is left, besides a lot of pretty dolphin footage, is some bad intercollegiate-revue satire, a shadow of Sea Hunt, and a calculated sentimentality that evokes memories of Lassie Come Home.
Christopher Hudson
The Spectator
March 24, 2015
Very disappointing.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
March 24, 2015
This movie might be accused of lacking any real sense of porpoise but Georges Delerue's score is a high point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 10, 2012
A disappointing adaptation of the best-selling novel, neither satisfying as thriller or as adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 16, 2010
The screenplay chooses some poor times to relieve tension, and the jokes fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
A rare and regrettably uneven combination of ideas and action.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 10, 2007
A less stone-faced than usual Scott kept up with the frolicking dolphins in the acting department.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A bizarre and often ridiculous attempt to merge documentary, suspense and comedy.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Some of the cloak-and-dagger stuff that follows is so awkwardly staged that it's difficult to know whether the simplicity was designed for youngsters or as parody.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Tries so hard not to be a conventional science-fiction thriller that it fails, alas, to be anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 1, 2004
Depois da proeza de conseguir fazer com que acreditemos em sua premissa absurda (um golfinho falante), o filme se rende a uma trama ˇbvia e repleta de clichŕs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
October 29, 2003
As a cinematic time capsule to a goofier era, it kinda works.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
Erich Kuersten
PopMatters
September 14, 2003
Jake told us kids that what we always suspected was true: the summer of love was dead, long live the summer of the shark.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 17, 2003
Is it all a gag?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
A hugely expensive misfire.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 15, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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