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The Day of the Dolphin Reviews

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Christopher Hudson
The Spectator
March 24, 2015
Very disappointing.
Top Critic
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
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
October 29, 2003
As a cinematic time capsule to a goofier era, it kinda works.
| Original Score: 64/100
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.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
A rare and regrettably uneven combination of ideas and action.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A bizarre and often ridiculous attempt to merge documentary, suspense and comedy.
Brandon Judell
August 19, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
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.
Emanuel Levy
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
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
August 16, 2010
The screenplay chooses some poor times to relieve tension, and the jokes fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Cole Smithey
April 15, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
July 17, 2003
Is it all a gag?
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaša
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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Erich Kuersten
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.
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