Free Willy (1993) - Adventure, Drama, Family

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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty
Length: 112 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 3 out of 72 found boring (4.16%)

One-line Reviews (33)

Apart from dragging on and being a bit boring.

Those relatively weak performances aside, however, the movie was still enjoyable enough, and I rated this one as an 8/10.

It has all of the elements of a great film; compelling characters, plot, and an end lesson.

If your looking for a harmless, but entertaining, family diversion, I suggest to take a shot on FREE WILLY.

it is pretty slow.

The moments where Jessie tries to adapt to his life under foster-parenthood isn't one of the film's best scenes, but granted, they're welcome addition to an otherwise predictable fare.

If I had seen the entire film from start to finish during my childhood, it just might have been a more entertaining and memorable experience than it was for me watching it after growing up.

Without spoiling the movie, too much; I found the movie to be a bit predictable.

Worth watching!

The story is compelling enough that the older kids will also like it.

Although we could not deny that there are many other films that feature aquatic animals, what makes Free Willy different from other related films are its twists, distorted character profiles, and exciting plot.

i mean the movie is well made and all,but i found it dangerously close to being boring at times.

Happy Entertaining Movie .

Overall, just an entertaining family film.

I think I liked it better than a lot of movies where kids befriend animals because of it's unexpected edginess.

I really enjoyed it at the time.

It does its predictable and preachy elements with relevance.

The bottom line is that the film is very predictable, difficult to believe and has contempt for the intelligence of the audience.

While a little too clichéd and some of the villainy is a tad overdone, Free Willy is still very entertaining and touching.

Free Willy was filled with shots of the orca all throughout the film which were breathtaking.

It's a really happy and entertaining kind of movie.

It has a whale and the little kids may find it fascinating.

A very enjoyable movie about the bond that develops between a captive killer whale and a troubled young boy (Jason James Richter.

Kids today, I'm saying thats a good point only because kids enjoyed it.

a snore-fest filled with clichés and an unlikable lead .

I watched the Free Willy movie years ago with a friend and her brother and I found it quite entertaining.

I'm not entirely sure why this movie has the low rating that it does because I really feel that "Free Willy" is a pretty entertaining kids movie.

Enjoyable family film for those with older kids.

I can't help it, I think this one is both entertaining and deep, dealing with emotions and prospects of life, with integrity and courage in the face of danger.

Glorious Motion Picture; exciting, thrilling, and safe for the entire family.

But if you can appreciate films that have something important to say and something that it wants people to open their eyes to, then Free Willy is just as important and gripping as anything from Gandhi to Platoon, Mississippi Burning to Boyz and the Hood and JFK to Dancing With Wolves.

Free Willy provides an exciting story about a troubled boy who befriends an orca whose situation is much like his own.

In fact, boredom seldom touched me, being an audience and a critic.