Dolphin Tale

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Released 2011

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Director:
Charles Martin Smith
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG
In an inspirational story of the bond between animals and humans, a boy named Sawyer discovers an injured dolphin, who is brought to a marine hospital and named Winter. Unfortunately, her injuries cost Winter her tail, without which she may not survive. But with Sawyer's devotion, a marine biologist's (Harry Connick Jr.) expertise and the brilliance of a prosthetist (Morgan Freeman) charged with creating a new tail, Winter may receive a second chance at life.

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  • 75

    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 m...

  • 70

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    Pitched awfully young, without a shred of the satire or subtlety that is generally found in films aimed at tweeners and above. That's not a bad thing; it just means accompanying gr...

  • 70

    Variety

    Though garnished with some heavy dollops of cheese, Dolphin Tale is a surprisingly solid, earnest family picture.

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