Flipper (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes


Flipper (1996)



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Holy mackerel! The old TV show is reprocessed into a Ô90s eco-morality tale about the bond between boy and dolphin. Many sunsets; kids should respond.

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Paul Hogan
as Porter
Jonathan Banks
as Dirk Moran
Robert Deacon
as Bouty Fisherman No. 1
Mary Jo Faraci
as Sandy's Mom
Anne Carey
as Fisherman's Wife
Allison Bertolino
as Sandy's Sister
Louis Seeger Crume
as Mr. Dunnahy
Ann Carey
as Fisherman's Wife
Mark Casella
as Bounty Fisherman No. 2
Luke Halpin
as Bounty Fisherman No. 3
Lindsay Treco
as Little Girl
Bill Nolan
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Flipper

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

Like the original 1963 movie and the TV series, it expects us to be endlessly amused by a dolphin that does things that are endless but not amusing.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Flipper is inoffensive, but it's also asleep in the deep.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
Top Critic

Warmhearted remake of TV classic has some scary moments.

April 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...an inoffensive yet utterly forgettable endeavor.

February 7, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Formulaic kid-gets-whipped-into-shape by his ne'er-do-well uncle flick with Wood and Hogan offering likable enough performances to offset the charm of that wonderful dolphin.

March 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, and a dolphin. There, I just saved you 97 minutes.

September 8, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Flipper

An easy watching, feel good, kids film.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

I saw this in theatres when it came out, and now I do not remember it... I'll re-watch it sometime. Based on how forgettable this movie was, I'll give it three stars.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Another childhood favorite and another great update of an old animal character. Much like Lassie, this is the definitive version and deals with the character in ways that were unseen before. Elijah Wood and Paul Hogan make a great unlikely team together and help Flipper cure the seas of poachers and Hammerhead sharks. It's fun coming of age story and memorable tale of friendship between Dolphin and man.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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