Big Miracle - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Miracle Reviews

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
February 8, 2012
Gripping, funny and uplifting with some lively characters...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
February 8, 2012
It's a worthy story, straightly told.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 7, 2012
If it wasn't based on a true story it would be laughable, but since it is, it is enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Grae Drake
Movies.com
February 7, 2012
The simplistic script draws broad strokes not making anyone a clear villain, assuring that everyone can rest easy knowing that sometimes even evil oil barons (Ted Danson) are willing to free Willy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 7, 2012
By-the-book dialogue and lame performances do the film no favours but, hey, worse things happen at sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 6, 2012
May not be a miracle, let alone a big one, but it is a genuine delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 6, 2012
When I was twelve, I remember thinking, hoping and praying for the trapped whales. 'Big Miracle' does just enough to bring those feelings back.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
February 6, 2012
The sledgehammer emoting should let you know you're in a family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 3, 2012
Barrymore, in full granola mode with righteous fire in her eyes, has seldom been so appealing onscreen.
Alonso Duralde
What the Flick?!
February 3, 2012
This is a movie that didn't grab me at first, but it pummeled me into enjoying it by the end.
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
February 3, 2012
Big Miracle manages to be funny, emotional, and entertaining without being manipulative. It's a good family film that will tug at the hearts of the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
February 3, 2012
The biggest miracle is that director Ken Kwapis and screenwriters Jack Amiel and Michael Beger did not turn this beautiful, inspirational nearly-true story into an over- sentimentalized farce.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
February 3, 2012
It's heartwarming and inspiring to see human ingenuity rise up to overcome the inordinate number of obstacles that threaten the operation.
Rebecca Murray
About.com
February 3, 2012
A decent family-friendly film for animal lovers that's reminiscent of Warner Bros' surprise box office hit of 2011, Dolphin Tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor
February 3, 2012
The film comprises innumerable expository scenes, leavened with uninspired comic relief.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
February 3, 2012
Big Miracle is all formula, but with just enough savvy to temper the gentle-spiritedness and qualify it as that rare family film with an emotional manipulativeness that doesn't leave a sick slick in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
February 3, 2012
The title pretty much gives away the ending, as if there was any doubt.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
February 3, 2012
Animal-rescue tale has one death but otherwise OK for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
February 3, 2012
A story of big whales and big media
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
February 3, 2012
For one great big Warm Fuzzy, it's an extremely watchable movie. The cast, led by John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore, are enjoyable to hang out with.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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