Big Miracle Reviews

  • Big Miracle
    • Genre : Drama, Family
    • Release Date : February 03, 2012
    • MPAA Rating : PG
    • Duration : 123
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Universal Pictures
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  • your heart will also go out to the cast, stuck even more pitiably in syrupy manufactured crises
    by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice ]
  • this energetic family movie is less insipid than it looks
    by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine ]
  • the strong emotions at play are good, but the movie veers, at times, into schmaltz, and some comedy shorthand feels lazy and dumb
    by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle ]
  • the people's stories, especially a trumped-up romantic triangle, are not as intriguing as the portrayal of pre-Internet news media
    by Nell Minow [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • tells its sort-of-true version of events in a democratic and humane fashion
    3 of 4 by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune ]
  • like an old Disney family comedy by way of a 1980s news story
    2.5 of 4 by Peter Howell [Toronto Star ]
  • kids 8 and up will get behind the film's heroic tone
    3 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News ]
  • it also has a more-than-fair amount of wry humor, droll political observation if not actual satire
    3.5 of 5 by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies ]
  • in short, Miracle eschews black and white - even the Inupiat have ulterior motives - for shades of grey
    Review rate : D+ by Peter Keough [Boston Phoenix ]
  • gets off to a shaky start, but once revved up, it becomes an involving work-against-the-clock-and-the-odds action movie
    by Rachel Saltz [New York Times ]
  • full of such simple acts of intelligence. And that's a minor miracle
    by Janice Page [Boston Globe ]
  • doesn't have much of a plot
    by Ella Taylor [NPR ]
  • almost cartoonish depictions of bland romances and superficial political machinations
    by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • all perspectives get an airing
    by Kevin Lally [Film Journal International ]

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