Big Miracle

Big Miracle
Big Miracle
  • PG
  • 1h 46m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh75%
Common Sense Media Iconage 8+
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Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski star in this incredible rescue adventure – the amazing true story that inspired the world and captured the hearts of millions. When a family of whales is trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle, a small-town reporter (Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Barrymore) rally an unlikely coalition of Alaskan natives, oil tycoons and the Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales before it’s too late. Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney and Ted Danson costar in this charming feel-good movie that the whole family can enjoy!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh75%
Critics Consensus: Big Miracle uses real-life events as the basis for a surprisingly satisfying family drama.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
Fresh

Ponderously sincere but it does tell a good story.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

It is a laborious, sentimental drama featuring a self-parodic performance from Drew Barrymore, bas...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Martyn Conterio
Fresh

Much better than the poster or trailer suggests.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

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

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Animal-rescue tale has one death but otherwise OK for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Big Miracle is an animal-rescue adventure that was inspired by a true story from the 1980s. Although the movie has positive messages about family, friendship, nature, and more, there's one very disturbing death that may cause little ones to cry out of sadness. Language includes a few exclamations like "damn," "holy crap," "hell," and "bastards," and mild flirting includes one kiss between a grown-up couple. Because this is a "period" drama, there are some political discussions about Reagan's administration versus the Greenpeace agenda. Kids will also learn about Inuit tribe culture, the difference between tribal and commercial whaling, and about whales and their migratory patterns.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Family
  • Release Date:February 6, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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