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Big Miracle
Big Miracle

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John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore
Feb 03, 2012
PG, 1 hr. 47 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Vinessa Shaw, John Pingayak, John Chase, Ahmaogak Sweeney, Ted Danson
Director: Ken Kwapis
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Theater Release: Feb 03, 2012
DVD Release: Jun 19, 2012
Synopsis: 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 joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. -- (C) Universal

Critic Reviews

  • Derek Adams, Time Out
    By-the-book dialogue and lame performances do the film no favours but, hey, worse things happen at sea.
  • 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.
  • Leah Rozen, TheWrap
    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.
  • Rafer Guzman, Newsday
    "Big Miracle" might be subtitled, "How Hollywood Turned a Real Story Into Bogus Fiction."
  • 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.
  • Lou Lumenick, New York Post
    "Big Miracle" shouldn't really work, but it does.
  • Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
    Cold War-era bonding over whales? It would sound utterly absurd if it weren't based on fact. And that's part of what makes this movie fun for adults.
  • Claudia Puig, USA Today
    Given the abundance of one-dimensional human portrayals, it becomes apparent that a documentary on the subject might have been more powerful.
  • Rachel Saltz, New York Times
    "Big Miracle" gets off to a shaky start, but once revved up, it becomes an involving work-against-the-clock-and-the-odds action movie.
  • Peter Howell, Toronto Star
    It is a whale of a comic tale, if also one overly crowded with characters and incidents.
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