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In this adventure drama for the family, based on the popular TV series of the mid-'60s, Sandy Ricks (Elijah Wood) is a moody teenager from Chicago who is not dealing well with the recent divorce of his parents. In the hope that a change of scenery will do him good, Sandy is sent to spend the summer with his Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan), an aging hippie and fisherman who lives on Coral Key, an island off the coast of Florida. The sun and sand do little to improve Sandy's outlook on life, even after he meets Kim (Jessica Wesson), a pretty girl who lives nearby, but he becomes sunnier when… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Flipper is inoffensive, but it's also asleep in the deep."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Formulaic kid-gets-whipped-into-shape by his ne'er-do-well uncle flick with Wood and Hogan offering likable enough performances to offset the charm of that wonderful dolphin."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Warmhearted remake of TV classic has some scary moments."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, and a dolphin. There, I just saved you 97 minutes."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"...an inoffensive yet utterly forgettable endeavor."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Affirms the ties that bind us with animals."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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