A fine all-family attraction sensitively guided by director Charles Martin Smith - alias, as an actor, Toad of "American Graffiti" - this fact-inspired drama is a natural for the "Free Willy" faithful.
It leans heavily on young Nathan Gamble, playing a lonely boy who finds an unexpected soul mate in a dolphin that needs a prosthetic tail. That duo gets expert acting support from Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr. and Kris Kristofferson. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; deleted scenes; outtakes. *** (PG: P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
Buy 'Dolphin Tale' on DVD.