Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Much like its predecessor, Dolphin Tale 2 offers animal antics and sweet, old-fashioned drama that the whole family can enjoy.

Movie Info

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's "Dolphin Tale 2" continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery-thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie "Dolphin Tale." The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Oscar (R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby"), Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi … More

Rating: PG (for some mild thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Martin Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 9, 2014
Box Office: $42.0M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Dolphin Tale 2

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (23)

While the kids talk smart, there is a bit of a condescending tone to the script - where some good old fashioned science might have been more effective.

Full Review… | December 10, 2014
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Barely there Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson pick up the easiest paychecks of their careers, while top acting honors go to Mavis the sea turtle and Rufus the comic-relief pelican.

Full Review… | December 8, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

... wholesome and occasionally moving but hardly memorable.

Full Review… | October 31, 2014

A beautifully shot, powerful, old-fashioned family flick told by smart and responsible adults.

Full Review… | October 30, 2014
Daily Star

Admirable intentions are no substitute for a compelling storyline.

Full Review… | October 11, 2014
Total Film

You can have all of the big name stars in a film that you like. But when your co-stars are dolphins, not to mention an acting pelican and an impossibly cute sea turtle, you are always going to be playing second fiddle.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

Audience Reviews for Dolphin Tale 2


While it may not have the emotional impact that the first film did, I really admire the fact that both films are based on the continuing true story of these people. These filmmakers really to feel like they care about this incredible story, but the big issue this film has is that it should have waited a little longer to be made, because it does not have enough material to fill it's running time. Yes, it has some very genuine moments, the cast is loveable and the animals are the main focus in the film once again, and yes those portions are all terrific, but there is something off the entire time, making it a little distant from what made the first one special. Again, it is still based on the true story, so there are no flaws in the film, but I just wish they had waited to explore more. "Dolphin Tale 2" is a very well-written film that is good for anyone of any age and I had a very good time watching it. It is a solid film that does not quite compare to it's predecessor but all the heart is still in the right place!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Dolphin Tale 2 is a sweet, albeit slight family film. Well-meaning and cute, the actors are all spot on with the two younger kids not being overly cutesy. The film works as wholesome and charming family entertainment, even if the emotional impact isn't as great this time around. Rating: 64

Bradley T. Johnson
Bradley J

Super Reviewer


If there was one word to describe Dolphin Tale 2, it would be "unnecessary". Certain elements for the film work, like its reflective moments between human and animal interactions. Other parts seem like padding. There's really no point in continuing the story, and trying to just seems painful at some points.

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