WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > B > Big Miracle > Reviews

Big Miracle Reviews

Big Miracle

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Family

Release Date :

February 03, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Ken Kwapis

Starring :

John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Danson, Vinessa Shaw, Stephen Root, Mark Ivanir, Stefan Kapicic, Andrew Daly, Ahmaogak Sweeney, Thomas R. Daly, Shea Whigham

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..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]
3 of 4

“..tells its sort-of-true version of events in a democratic and humane fashion..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..like an old Disney family comedy by way of a 1980s news story..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3 of 5

“..kids 8 and up will get behind the film's heroic tone..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
3.5 of 5

“..it also has a more-than-fair amount of wry humor, droll political observation if not actual satire..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
Review rate : D+

“..in short, Miracle eschews black and white - even the Inupiat have ulterior motives - for shades of grey..”
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]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS :

“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
by Steve Morrissey [MovieSteve]

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]