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Dolphin Tale Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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As much as it grates, it still manages to warm the cockles.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Plenty of ambition. But the dialogue can be tin-eared, and the comedy has a cater- to-kids quality that sells youngsters short.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Instead of steering toward deep and troubled waters, "Dolphin Tale" jumps through hoops to engage a young audience.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 23, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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That it manages to be not insufferable while still being so predictable is a small tribute to its cast and crew.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2011
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A potentially appealing story about a rescued disabled dolphin gets smothered with inspirational family values guff.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

September 23, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Most of the family films churned out today are so junky it's almost a shock to find one in which the animals never spout sassy one-liners, or show off their hilarious hip-hop moves.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

September 23, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Effective as the movie is, it nevertheless left me slightly put off.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2011
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
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A heartwarmingly hokey and accessible production.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2011
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Dolphin Tale is a reasonably well-made and likable story about the courageous efforts of a small, determined band of people who come to the rescue of a badly injured sea creature.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2011
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This is not only kid-friendly fare, but a lovely family movie.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2011
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Gamble's rapport with his finned costar is so touching that the movie works anyway.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 22, 2011
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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It gives young audiences credit for having patience and imagination, and rewards them with an engaging narrative.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Accompanying grown-ups or older siblings will have to choke down a sizable dose of schmaltz with their fish milkshakes.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 22, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The cast is delightful, the story corny without being cloyingly high-fructose, the direction first-rate.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 22, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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A lively, winning family movie starring the very sea mammal at the center of a true story that inspired this film.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It may not be a great movie, but it is an exceptionally touching one.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The result is an excellent family film - maybe not up to 1996's "Fly Away Home'' in the kid-helps-wildlife genre but eye-opening and heartwarming and sensibility-expanding all the same.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It's rudimentary and even a little clumsy in its filmmaking technique (not a small matter), but there's some narrative ambition, at least...

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 22, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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Kids are going to eat this up. Given what a dismal year it's been for the family film, it's likely their parents will, too.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 22, 2011
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Freeman is clearly enjoying himself, but his mega-watt presence and some unnecessary 3D are just about the only things separating Dolphin Tale from an Animal Planet original movie.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

September 22, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A pleasant family film with an improbable true story at its heart.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2011
Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
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While the plot occasionally feels like Free Willy without the drama, it's a cute story if you don't mind temporarily trading in your cynicism for a bag of popcorn.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 21, 2011
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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Attacking a film like this for being a tad cloying seems to be missing the point. It's an intrinsic part of what "Dolphin Tale" is. It's like getting mad at a dog for barking.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

September 21, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 21, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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...if it doesn't bring a tear or two to your eye, you might need a visit to the cardiologist to see what you've got in there in place of a heart.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 21, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Winter is friendly, loving, emotional, playful, brave and intelligent. Before her Dolphin Tale is over, I dare even the most jaded cynic not to shed a tear of admiration and joy.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2011
Alison Willmore
Time Out New York
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You'd have to have a heart of stone to not be moved by the nonfiction footage of disabled children and war vets finding inspiration in Winter.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2011
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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By the end of the movie, Winter has become a mascot for human disability, especially for children, and Dolphin Tale has enough depth and sensitivity to tap into emotion without feeling manipulative.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 20, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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The sheer goodness of it all might be too much to bear.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 19, 2011
Andrew Barker
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Though garnished with some heavy dollops of cheese, Dolphin Tale is a surprisingly solid, earnest family pic.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 19, 2011
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