Flipper (1996)

Holy mackerel! The old TV show is reprocessed into a 90s eco-morality tale about the bond between boy and dolphin. Many sunsets; kids should respond.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 17, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Flipper is inoffensive, but it's also asleep in the deep.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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.

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Warmhearted remake of TV classic has some scary moments.

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Scott Weinberg

Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, and a dolphin. There, I just saved you 97 minutes.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an inoffensive yet utterly forgettable endeavor.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Affirms the ties that bind us with animals.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
An easy watching, feel good, kids film.
Lenny Muggsy
Elijah Wood, ridiculously gay. Paul Hogan, stay in the Outback.
Aj V
I saw this in theatres when it came out, and now I do not remember it... I'll re-watch it sometime. Based on how forgettable this movie was, I'll… More
Tim Salmons
Eh, not a fan.
Conner Rainwater
Another childhood favorite and another great update of an old animal character. Much like Lassie, this is the definitive version and deals with the character in… More
Jason Owens
I know that "Flipper" is only averaging 3 stars because a lot of poople don't like it much because it's not anything like the Tv show. I… More

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