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Big Miracle

MPAA Rating: PG

Runtime: 2 hours 03 minutes (123 minutes)

Rated PG for language.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Refreshing

Kids

Movie.

3.5 out of 5

Audience Ratings for Big Miracle

-92.0%
86 Ratings
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hate it don't like it it's ok it's good it's great

Plot Summary

Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

Critics Reviews for Big Miracle

There's something refreshing about a kids' movie that manages to get through its entire length without a poop joke.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

February 3, 2012 Full Review
Stephen Whitty
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Big Miracle is not one of those whale tales that leaves the audience blubbering, but it's open to the allure of the imposing creatures, which resemble long boulders that have come to life.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

February 3, 2012 Full Review
Liam Lacey
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

"Big Miracle" shouldn't really work, but it does.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

February 3, 2012 Full Review
Lou Lumenick
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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