Dolphin Tale - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dolphin Tale Reviews

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October 13, 2011
It's easy to roll one's eyes at Dolphin Tale, which is heavy on swelling music and how children - aw, shucks! - can teach adults a thing or two about holding on to hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2011
Animal lovers, be prepared to tear up several times as this heartwarming family film hits all the heartstrings inherent in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2011
You would have to be made of a very hard heart not to be moved by the underwater scenes of Sawyer swimming with the dolphin, and of the real-life footage at the end of amputees meeting Winter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2011
This is an old-fashioned cockle-warmer that connects through flesh and blood, not pixels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2011
As slick, charming and eager-to-please as a SeaWorld cetacean.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2011
As much as it grates, it still manages to warm the cockles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2011
A good shout if your kids like this sort of thing, otherwise best head to your local aquarium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 8, 2011
An eminently fine inspiring true-ish story of beating the odds and being the best you you can be, and if that's your poison, great.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 7, 2011
... though sugary and overlong, ... pleasant enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 7, 2011
A stellar supporting cast lends credibility to this true-life adventure from director Charles Martin Smith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2011
Relentlessly heartwarming, this film can't help but move us to tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2011
Could be accused of mawkishness, but I have no problem recommending a movie that encourages children to love and respect wildlife.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2011
Manages to hit every mildly comedic and heartstring-tugging bit in the boy-and-his-animal movie playbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 28, 2011
The story is predictable and follows a well-worn formula, but it does it pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 27, 2011
Move over Flipper, Winter is the new dolphin star.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 26, 2011
There is heart here, but that's only during the closing credits when we see a glimpse of the true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 25, 2011
A movie for the whole family! I don't even know Hollywood was still making those anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2011
It may not be a perfect film, but it is an ideal family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 24, 2011
Stilted acting, shoddy filming and CGI effects look as legitimate as a sand dollar.
September 23, 2011
Dolphin Tale gets bogged down with the family drama. These and other elements raise the level of cheese to that of a white trash Velveeta casserole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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