Preview: Big Miracle (2012)


Based on the true story of three whales trapped beneath the quickly freezing oceanic waters off the shore of Alaska and the news crew and whale lover who converge on the spot to try to save them.

  • Poster: C-


If you've seen one nautical animal-themed poster, you've seen them all. Where's the inventiveness? I don't know that a mass produced piece of semi-romantic, pseudo-happy fluff really deserves a better design.

  • Trailer: C+


It's about as touching as any of these kinds of films could be. There's nothing particularly new or original and the trailer goes to great lengths to make this look like we've seen the film before, which could keep people away from the theaters. Still, John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore are great to watch and it would be interesting to see them together.

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Release Date:

  • February 3, 2012