This movie proves the strong bond between man and the giants of the sea. This is beautifully shown here when Greenpeace and an oil company executive finally agree that the wales need to be respected. Hart warming show.
If you're looking for a movie the equivalent of ET you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for a movie the whole family from 3 to 103 will enjoy, you will like this one. A very good family movie with a good story line.
A thoroughly enjoyable and heart-warming movie for the whole family. No great acting performances, but none are required in this simple but beautiful story which makes you want to look up the facts on how it really played out all those years ago. Interesting to see all those American newscasters from so long ago back on the TV bulletins from when this story actually happened. A tad corny at times, but a nice, feel-good film.
Surprisingly warm and uplifting movie about the plight of a family of whales. Thoroughly enjoyed the film especially the real life footage at the end
Big Miracle was a big surprise. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie and would recommend for families.
Very cute, lighthearted movie. At the end it shows real footage from when the whales were trapped, really touching story how they saved them :)
a beautiful story, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to see the whales , they are fantastic,
The makers of this film must have thought that the material wasn't good enough so they hyped it up, and the lack of change in pace was tedious. I fast forwarded some of it. The acting was poor. The Inuit (eskimo) boy didn't look like an Inuit.
Good story poorly done.
Heartwarming film based on a true story. Good performance by John k and Drew Barrymore suited the role. A must for animal lovers. Great for the family! Our kids loved it too!
I enjoyed this movie because it covered issues that I care about in my life, it's based on a true story, and had some Movie stars I recognised which makes you want to watch the movie to see your favourite actors/actresses etc. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Despite the wonderful uplifting rescue story at its core, this movie was BORING & LONG. There's no real sense of tension, huge lapses in plausibility, and it just goes ON and ON. Normally a great fan of anything involving animals, but I just wanted it to end. The best part was seeing some original footage over the closing credits. Just fast forward to that bit.
Good movie but it was fragmenter and frustrating to view
This was a wonderfully heartwarming movie based on a true story. A little sad in parts.
This movie was so bad and so good at the same time. Worth watching though
I didn't receive this disc!
Loved it. I am very parial to true stories so thought this was great.
Loved this film. Heartwarming, funny and entertaining to watch.
Watched it with my 8 year old nephew who was thoroughly bored. Predictable ending, not very rivetting.
Lovely movie based on true events.
Really enjoyed this one. Its been a long time since this event happened in real life, and you tend to forget a lot of what actually took place, but on watching the movie it does come back to you & as you're watching, you say "oh yeah, thats right". A bit of a sook about these things & I did actually cry twice. Was suprised to see such a big cast for a relatively little known movie. Loved it.
An uplifting true story it was refreshing to watch something kind.
The story was interesting, being true, but the movie didn't exactly grab me. And can anyone really take Ted Danson seriously? Once upon a time, indigenous villagers who actually lived on whale meat to survive would have seen these three whales stuck on their doorstep as a gift of God's provision. Now because of Greenpeace & the media, they have to help set them free. And God forbid the Americans let the Russians help them & get all the glory! I found the movie more of an interesting expose of selfish ambition, political motivations, personal agendas, & how people & the media can become more fixated on a whale dying than any number of people anywhere in the world.
What could have been a great uplifting film turned out to be a waste of time. I love animal films - but I found this one boring, poorly acted, and unrealistic! They are in below 0 weather and everyone looked immaculate throughout the film. At least in The Grey they had icicles on their face and chapped lips! The actors seemed lost in the film, not knowing whether it was a comedy or drama. It was based on a true story and novel, but for me it didn't translate well on screen at all. The best parts were the beautiful shots of the whales. If the film spent more time focusing on the whales and trying to get their point of view, the film may have turned out differently. Instead, it was mostly people standing around a hole of ice with virtually no plot.
An enjoyable family movie based on a real story.
Loved this. Had goosebumps with the co-operation shown in a truly epic global effort.
Absolutely one for all the family - - we all loved it!
great movie based on real events! It was this event that bought Greenpeace into the spotlight.
Very interesting and heart warming, with a good cast of noted actors. Obviously a lot of effort, time, patience and expense was put in to producing this flick based on an actual event.
A story based on true events is always something I love to watch, and this one was no exception, though I have to admit for the movie quality itself in the year it is made ( this year), I'm a bit disappointed in how the movie didn't really connect with the emotions of the story. However, while that is a fact, it is still a movie worth watching. It feels a lot like there was a lot cut out of the movie and while slightly heartbreaking, I felt that there should have been a little more emotional connection behind the way the story was portrayed. Other than that it is a rather good story.
I am a real sook for sappy movies and this one is no exception. It is a relatively ordinarily made movie but it still tugged at the heartstrings and made me cry a few times :)
Great story ruined by very poor movie,could have been,should have been much better.