Eye of the Dolphin
Eye of the Dolphin (2007)

A young woman learns important lessons about family and communication while making friends with a group of dolphins in this drama. Alyssa (Carly Schroeder) is a troubled teenager who has been feeling at odds with the world since the death… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score
31%
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User Score
58%



Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon
Variety

There's a pleasantly dreamy quality to much of Eye of the Dolphin, and that goes a long way toward enabling audiences to ignore the formulaic plot and enjoy the laid-back charms of this innocuous indie.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

There's real heart to be found in the story but it comes along with borderline saccharine sentimentality, a too facile ending, and clean outcomes that aren't earned.

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A beautiful Grand Bahama island setting and majestic sea creatures can't offset an inert script and lackluster acting.

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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times

For all its good intentions, Eye of the Dolphin is unsteady and amateurish, with its own problems in getting its message across.

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Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune

As Eye of the Dolphin makes some jarringly contrived plot twists, a viewer can imagine writer/director/executive producer Michael Sellers listing his assets and pondering how to combine them for one movie.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Drugs and drinking make waves in family drama.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

[An] unassuming, but sadly unexciting, family film.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A limp coming-of-age tale set in the Bahamas.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The underwater parts of Eye of the Dolphin are kind of pretty. Unfortunately, the rest of this waterlogged drama is pretty ugly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Acting is not very good, but it was okay. I was bored in the beginning but it eventually caught my attention and I finished it. I like the story...
William Goss
A harmless parade of seaside cliches.