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Big Miracle

HD   G Closed Captioning

Ken Kwapis

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About the Movie

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 Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 99
  • Fresh: 73
  • Rotten: 26
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "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. – Rachel Saltz, New York Times, Feb 2, 2012

Fresh: There may not be a second of say, Whale Rider's lyricism (that's still the best whale movie out there), but this energetic family movie is less insipid than it looks. – Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, Feb 2, 2012

Rotten: Given the abundance of one-dimensional human portrayals, it becomes apparent that a documentary on the subject might have been more powerful. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Feb 2, 2012

Fresh: Instead of this being a story of a bunch of lovely people doing a lovely thing, it's rather the story of average people who become much better people as a result of doing a lovely thing, even though some start out doing it for less than noble reasons. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 2, 2012

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Customer Reviews


I loved this movie, it is so sad and I cried alot :(

Sugar-coated, but I loved it.

I expected sugar-coated and feel-good wrapped up into a neat package when I rented this, and I got it in a big way. Yes, this is a feel good movie and it's done incredibly well. Well worth the rental fee and, as far as family fair goes, well worth the price of buying. It is a movie even the most hard-hearted will watch and shed the occasional tear doing so.

Heart warming

This movie was so heartwarming there a lot of other movies out there ,this movie is based on a true story about whales and how the community came together to help these whales!!! If u have not seen the movie I urge u to see it now!!!

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