Free Willy 4: Escape From Pirate's Cove (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Free Willy 4: Escape From Pirate's Cove (2009)

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Bindi Irwin (daughter of late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin) makes her feature film debut in this heartwarming tale of a little girl who befriends a stranded baby orca. Nature-loving Australian Kirra (Irwin) is spending the summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa when she makes a remarkable discovery. Swimming in a small lagoon next to her grandfather's dilapidated ocean-side amusement park is a baby orca that seems to have lost its way. Determined to help her new friend get back to his pod, Kirra names the orca Willy and makes it her mission to reunite him with his family. Meanwhile, her grandfather's nemesis - the owner of a popular theme park - has his own plans for Willy. Should Kirra fail to get the wandering killer whale back in the ocean quickly, he'll be put on display instead of set free. But Kirra isn't about to let her new friend down, and before this trip is over she'll truly understand what it means to fight with all you've got for what you really believe in.

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Critic Reviews for Free Willy 4: Escape From Pirate's Cove

All Critics (3)

With any lower-budget, direct to video family film, you really don't go beyond a certain level of filmmaking quality, and this is the case with this movie.

Full Review… | July 22, 2012
7M Pictures

Perhaps the feature isn't an overwhelming display of scholastic integrity, but the little ideas add up here and there, hopefully instilling younger viewers with an appreciation for animal behavior.

Full Review… | March 25, 2010
DVDTalk.com

It's hard to beat a little girl and a killer whale in any movie.

Full Review… | March 24, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Free Willy 4: Escape From Pirate's Cove

I did not like it because as new characters and just not the same ones I think they should only been 3 free Willy movies So I was not a fan of this one

Konrad  Anders
Konrad Anders

This is a series my family has enjoyed and this one is no exception. Bindi Irwin, Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin's little girl, does an admirable job in the lead role. The CGI killer whales are a bit underwhelming, but the story is hear-warming and has a decent message. Not high cinema by any means - it was straight to DVD - but it is watchable and good family entertainment.

Don Schick
Don Schick
½

As usual, truly a loveable and enjoyable movie of a little lady that takes a trip to South Africa against her wishes to see her down and out Grandfather. Miles away from her normal terrain, she becomes friends with a "killer" whale that too is miles away and lost from his family. The two of them form an alliance that will eave a lasting memory in your mind of the importance being a part of family happiness.

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