Dolphin Tale 2
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Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's "Dolphin Tale 2" continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery-thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie "Dolphin Tale." The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Oscar (R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby"), Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, and, of course, the remarkable dolphin… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is innocuous, heart-in-the-right-place family fare, but its well-earned points about animal rights and preservation would be better taken if the relentless sentimentality didn't force viewers into flippers-in-the-air submission."
‑ Jason Clark, Entertainment Weekly
"Children will revel in Dolphin Tale 2 with its rapturous, lovingly filmed sequences of dolphins playing, swimming, and generally frolicking about with each other and with their human friends."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"If you don't have youngsters in tow, there's no reason to waste any time with this."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, New England Movies Weekly
"Fans of the original will love this wholesome sequel."
‑ Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media
"This sensitive, splashing sequel is family-friendly fun."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Some angst away from the dolphin tank feels like padding, but there's enough bona fide narrative to please tomorrow's marine biologists and their parents."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"This is exceedingly mild entertainment."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Prepare to have Dolphin Tale 2 shred your cynicism and feed it to the sharks."
‑ Christian Toto,
"How can you not like a movie as good-hearted as this one?"
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"A pleasant follow-up that's more meaningful than its predecessor, touching on a few choice adolescent dilemmas before it plunges back into Disney Channel-esque habits that are harsh on the senses."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"In a world full of cheapened, bombastic entertainment aimed at children, this modest, honest little movie feels special in its own way."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"It's wholesome, engaging and rife with impressive aquatic photography."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"The movie itself seems to be in mourning, which turns a crowd-pleasing look at a plucky dolphin and the humans who refused to give up on her into a joyless dirge."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"With its important lessons of opportunity and hope, the sequel makes for fine family entertainment."
‑ Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly
"Dolphin Tale 2 is not a kiddie film with annoying animated character, and it gives a chance for some family viewing that the adults can appreciate as well."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
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