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Parents' Guide to

Dolphin Kick

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Family tale has great dolphin footage; some suspense/action.

Movie NR 2019 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+
age 13+

Full on movie is a bit intense

PG-13: thematic intensity

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Wonderful shots of a dolphin frolicking in tropical seas and making heartwarming connections with kids, as well as some nice family moments, are the reasons to see this sincere but unpolished film. Everyone involved gives it their best, and it appears to be a family affair with lots of overlap among the performers and production folks. The filmmaking team pays attention to family-friendly details -- reminding us to avoid littering, wear sunscreen, ensure boat safety. Plus, there's a genuine effort to impart solid information about the habitat and behavior of the planet's most intelligent sea mammal. So, though it may not be the most artful of movies -- with uneven performances and a script in which the "conflict" feels forced and often arbitrary -- Dolphin Kick should please folks who like a feel-good movie and love watching beautiful creatures fill the screen with their antics.

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