The Whales of August
The Whales of August (1987)

A once-in-a-lifetime cast of veterans performs David Berry's play about Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish), widowed sisters vacationing on a Philadelphia island for their 60th consecutive summer. Libby is blind… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is not my cup of tea, but it is a fascinating last picture show for a likeable legendary acting troupe.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Deeply moving drama about two elderly sisters who discover that it's never too late to change.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

The names of Lillian Gish, Bette Davis and Vincent Price will never be forgotten by film lovers. The Whales of August, on the other hand, surely will be.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A worthy film that affords the viewer a rare chance to see some fine acting by stars the like we'll not see again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This stuffy drama will interest anyone who likes movies about the elderly, but other wise, I'd say stay away from it. It's very boring, slow, and by… More