Family Movie Review: Big Miracle (PG)

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MPAA Rating: PG       Length: 107 minutes

Age Appropriate for: 6+. Mainly for language. Discussion about the Cold War may go over younger kids’ heads, and the Eskimo tradition of harvesting whales for food is discussed, but not carried out.

‘Big Miracle’ can’t compare with last year’s similarly themed ocean-animals-are-our-friends ‘Dolphin Tale,’ but this flick will work well for nature-loving families.

By Roxana Hadadi

Let me say this first: The whales in “Big Miracle” do not look real, and they aren’t, and all the animatronics, hydraulics, and CGI technological wizardry used can’t capture your heart like a real animal would.