Big Miracle

6.51 h 47 min2012X-RayPG
A reporter and his ex-girlfriend try to rally international forces to rescue ice-trapped whales.
Ken Kwapis
Kristen BellDrew BarrymoreJohn Krasinski
English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Tim Blake NelsonDermot MulroneyStephen RootTed DansonVinessa ShawJohn Michael HigginsJames LegrosRob RiggleBruce AltmanMichael GastonMark IvanirStefan KapicicShea WhighamJohn ChaseAhmaogak SweeneyJohn Pingayak
Tim BevanLiza ChasinEric FellnerMichael SugarSteve Golin
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

1514 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
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DorothyZReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
but the supporting cast is really excellent and there is a chance you'll have an anxiety ...
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Based on a true story, Big Miracle is a dramedy that is hit or miss when it comes to consistency but is a lovely story. When three whales get trapped in the icy ocean off the coast of Alaska, various "good guys" and "bad guys" come together to help free them. Drew Barrymore gives a solid performance as a PETA member who fights tooth and nail to get the help needed to free the whales. The movie sometimes wants to be more comedic than the story allows, but the supporting cast is really excellent and there is a chance you'll have an anxiety attack hoping they free the whales in time. Great movie to watch with the entire family and the message of working together for a great cause is appreciated.
13 people found this helpful
Amazon shopper 85Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great true story
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This is a movie for the whole family. Great true story. There’s a bit of sadness. So if your little one is sensitive to a few minutes of sadness over a loss, then he/she may be weary of this movie.
It’s a clean movie and my family, from 6, 30, to 65 we’re drawn to the movie and have watched it several times.
15 people found this helpful
R. HerbertReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The BEST family movie ever
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Oh my goodness! This was THE best movie about family, love, community and I'm sure I'm missing something else. I fell in love with those whales in 5 seconds. The whales reminded me of the power and the beauty of parenthood. I had myself a great big sloppy ugly cry!!! And did it all over the next day!
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camille444Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
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Abby McIlroyReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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Good movie. Surprised I never heard of it before. Nice, feel-good, people coming together film. Enjoyed the Alaskan photography. It reminded me of the old TV series, Northern Exposure.
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Belinda GentryReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
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I was looking for a good movie with no undue violence, sex or language that makes you squint with every other word. Sometimes the mind just needs to relax and let a movie carry you to a adequate conclusion. I like Drew Barrymore as an actress so I was happy to watch her hope never say die attitude she brought to this film. It has a yes, hurrah, we can do this if we all cooperate and work together. It's a good movie choice when you are needing a little something to kick start that hope again and realize everyone can learn something from someone else. I recommend it as a family friendly move. :)
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Michael ThomasReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Family Movie Night
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This is a perfect movie for a Family Movie Night, or any other reason to watch a movie. Being based on a true-story, they had to stick close to the factuality as it happened; however, they did a great job mixing in other substories that really bring this movie full circle. It is easy to fall in love with these creatures and they really tug on your heart strings.

The acting and directing are very well done. Barrymore and Krasinski have great on-screen chemistry, while Danson and Bell give superb supporting roles. All-in-all a great quality movie that you will enjoy again and again.
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profesor GrimaldoReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful Story, Good performances, Drew barrymore is adorable.
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Para empezar, soy fan de Drew Barrymore por eso todas sus películas me gustan, eso sí, unas me gustan más que otras. Big Miracle me gusta porque está basada en una historia verdadera, además, es una historia de solidaridad humana, una historia en la que se dejan a un lado las disputas políticas (entre los rusos y los estadounidenses) y se olvidan por un momento las disputas entre Greenpeace y las empresas petroleras. Es una bonita historia, para verse con toda la familia si eso se desea. En mi caso, la vi una noche de domingo, en vacaciones, con una rica cena en una cálida noche, solo en la habitación de mi cuarto, junto a la ventana. Esa es la manera en que se me antojó ver esta película. La recomiendo cuando se tenga ganas de ver una bonita historia, tranquila y con final feliz, como deben de ser todas las películas. Además, se trata de Drew Barrymore ¿Qué más se puede pedir?.

I like ths movie because I'm a huge fan of Drew Barrymore. I like Big Miracle movie because It's a story based on real events. It's a beautiful story.
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