Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Watch On
  1. Eye of the Dolphin is much better than most films of this sort, and if it helps a generation of young girls want to grow up to swim with live dolphins rather than groom My Little Ponys, that's certainly not a bad thing at all.
  2. 63
    There's real heart to be found in the story but it comes along with borderline saccharine sentimentality, a too facile ending, and clean outcomes that aren't earned.
  3. Reviewed by: Maureen M. Hart
    50
    Young audiences will enjoy her journey from surly to empowered, and as countless visitors to Brookfield Zoo can attest, there's nothing like watching dolphins. So a star for Schroeder and a star for the title players.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    50
    Overly earnest and roughly constructed, the film is bearable largely thanks to the performance as the daughter by Carly Schroeder, recently seen in the girls' soccer pic, "Gracie."
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    There's a pleasantly dreamy quality to much of Eye of the Dolphin, and that goes a long way toward enabling audiences to ignore the formulaic plot and enjoy the laid-back charms of this innocuous indie.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. TrayC
    Aug 25, 2007
    10
    Absolutely, loved this movie. It was beautifully made, the Bahamian scenery was gorgeous, the actors were fun and the dolphins were adorable! Absolutely, loved this movie. It was beautifully made, the Bahamian scenery was gorgeous, the actors were fun and the dolphins were adorable! I loved that it had a story to tell about the father daughter relationship and that it had a young hero in the mix. The main character was a young teen who helped make a difference in the lives of her community and the lives of the local dolphins. I thought it was so cute and that it is something that can teach people a cool lesson about taking care of the environment and animals. I highly suggest watching it with your loved ones! Full Review »