CinemaBlend Reviews Big Miracle

CB - There's a complicated, bizarre story behind the real-life events that inspired Big Miracle, in which an unlikely collection of allies-- from a Greenpeace activist to the Reagan administration-- gathered together to rescue three gray whales trapped underneath ice near Barrow, Alaska. Everyone was doing it for their own completely selfish reasons, all perfectly aware they were throwing themselves into a PR stunt, and the cynical human impulses that go into that are the kind of things the Coen Brothers might mine. Instead we've got Ken Kwapis, who crafts Big Miracle as broad and obvious as his previous films like He's Just Not That Into You, an oddball bit of history steamrolled by Hollywood gloss.

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