Big Miracle
Big Miracle (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 3, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Big Miracle uses real-life events as the basis for a surprisingly satisfying family drama.

Derek Adams
Time Out

By-the-book dialogue and lame performances do the film no favours but, hey, worse things happen at sea.

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Rafer Guzman

"Big Miracle" might be subtitled, "How Hollywood Turned a Real Story Into Bogus Fiction."

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

But even more delightful is to see so many favorite actors, some of whom you'll know and others of whom you will recognize, having so much fun in a film that could have failed in so many different ways and instead triumphs.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There's something refreshing about a kids' movie that manages to get through its entire length without a poop joke.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Big Miracle has all the important elements required to deliver a heartfelt family drama.

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Leah Rozen

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

"Big Miracle" shouldn't really work, but it does.

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Justin Craig

"Big Miracle" is quite the whale of a tale. Miraculous? Maybe. Predictable? Mostly. Delightful? Absolutely.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Probably takes some liberties in telling a true news story from the 80s, but does it with such a charm and big heart that you can't help but like the… More
Cynthia S.
Based on true events..Overall a wonderful, heart-warming movie. It was a nice change of pace to watch a movie about people coming together for a cause. There… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Truly a family movie with an inspiring story about helping the animals..
Everett Johnson
Inspired by the true story of 3 whales trapped under ice outside of Alaska. Follows a reporter(John Krasinski) and a animal activist(Drew Barrymore) as they… More
Nicki Marie
Pretty lame. Felt like a TV movie. Even Drew Barrymore could not really lift this, and geez, couldn't someone have touched up her roots before filming… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"A family of whales trapped beneath the ice. One unforgettable rescue."</i> In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his… More