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Dolphin Tale Review

Movies.com Critics

2.5

Dave White Profile

Drowning in excess. Read full review

2.0

Grae Drake Profile

Inspiring but lacking porpoise. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    64

    out of 100

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

  • 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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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd 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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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia 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-Times Roger 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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