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Dolphin Tale 2

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Continuing the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation -- thanks to the invention of a groundbreaking prosthetic tail -- made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit, DOLPHIN TALE 2 reunites the cast and crew with the remarkable dolphin Winter and a new dolphin named Hope. Several years have passed since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter, a young dolphin who lost her tail after being entangled in a crab trap. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a ...

  • DirectorCharles Martin Smith
  • Runtime: 1 hr 58 min
  • StudioWarner Bros.
  • QualityHD
  • Starring Harry Connick
    Jr.
    Ashley Judd

Reviews about Dolphin Tale 2

Entertainment Weekly
Jason Clark
Entertainment Weekly

This is innocuous, heart-in-the-right-place family fare, but its well-earned points about animal rights and preservation would be better taken if the relentless sentimentality didn't force viewers into flippers-in-the-air submission.

Us Weekly
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

With its important lessons of opportunity and hope, the sequel makes for fine family entertainment.

Boston Globe
Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Some angst away from the dolphin tank feels like padding, but there's enough bona fide narrative to please tomorrow's marine biologists and their parents.

New York Magazine/Vulture
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

In a world full of cheapened, bombastic entertainment aimed at children, this modest, honest little movie feels special in its own way.

RogerEbert.com
Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

"Dolphin Tale 2" cares about the right things: the details of marine rescue, the dedication of the individuals involved, and the lives and personalities of the animals under their care.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Children will revel in Dolphin Tale 2 with its rapturous, lovingly filmed sequences of dolphins playing, swimming, and generally frolicking about with each other and with their human friends.

Punch Drunk Critics
Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics

You know how this ends, right? Of course you know how this ends. So the point of the film isn't the foregone conclusion, but the journey, which is... bland.

Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Aine O'Connor
Sunday Independent (Ireland)

The aquatic photography is very good and there feels like genuine emotion for Winter. It's formulaic and predictable, but hey, it sort of has to be.

Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

While the kids talk smart, there is a bit of a condescending tone to the script - where some good old fashioned science might have been more effective.

Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Barely there Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson pick up the easiest paychecks of their careers, while top acting honors go to Mavis the sea turtle and Rufus the comic-relief pelican.

Cinemalogue.com
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... wholesome and occasionally moving but hardly memorable.

Daily Star
Andy Lea
Daily Star

A beautifully shot, powerful, old-fashioned family flick told by smart and responsible adults.

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When Dolphin Tale hit theaters in September 2011, audiences of all ages fell in love with Winter the dolphin. Winter returns this fall along with new friend Hope, and to celebrate, we're giving away a ton of awesome prizes from the sequel Dolphin Tale 2.

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