Big Miracle
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Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. -- (C) Universal

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"By-the-book dialogue and lame performances do the film no favours but, hey, worse things happen at sea."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
""Big Miracle" might be subtitled, "How Hollywood Turned a Real Story Into Bogus Fiction.""
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
""Big Miracle" is quite the whale of a tale. Miraculous? Maybe. Predictable? Mostly. Delightful? Absolutely."
‑ Justin Craig,
"Big Miracle is invested with solid craftsmanship and a nuanced view of how idealism, pragmatism, and politics intersect."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"funny, tear jerking, smart, and not a little subversive with a few well-place jabs at unexpectedly deserving parties as well as a few kudos in a few surprising places"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"There's something refreshing about a kids' movie that manages to get through its entire length without a poop joke."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Big Miracle is not one of those whale tales that leaves the audience blubbering, but it's open to the allure of the imposing creatures, which resemble long boulders that have come to life."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A heavy-handed script and an obnoxious main character help sink this environmental drama."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"This is, well, huge."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Genial feelgood story inspired by a true story that made headlines in 1988."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you're looking for a passable film to take the kids to this weekend, Miracle offers a smart enough take on its feel-good plot to keep adult viewers tuned in."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
""Big Miracle" shouldn't really work, but it does."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"There are more subtle movies out there, but few more uplifting."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Political cynicism, media opportunism, dogmatic native traditions, corporate greed and environmentalist stubbornness are each, in turn, dashed against this sunny confection."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Big Miracle, beyond its bland, nondescript title, delivers exactly what the coming attraction promised, an enjoyable save-the-whales" tale."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
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