Metacritic Movie Ratings
Dolphin Tale Reviews

4.0

64

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The story of healing and courage is told with a refreshing lack of cynicism, not surprising since it's from the same producers as the wonderful "My Dog Skip."

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Learning of this story, I thought, aw, come on, give me a break. But it turns out the story is not only based on fact, but the actual dolphin involved, named Winter, stars in the movie as herself. Her new tail functions admirably.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    This true story of a dolphin with a prosthetic tail has been precision engineered for full inspirational, heart-warming value.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    While the plot occasionally feels like "Free Willy" without the drama, it's a cute story if you don't mind temporarily trading in your cynicism for a bag of popcorn.

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