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Free Willy

Rated G for some mild language.

G In Theaters 05/16/1984 , 112min.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
There are extremely touching moments between Jesse and mystical Randolph, who seems to understand just about everything; and, more tellingly, between Jesse and mechanic Jim. Full Review
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Actually, the film's more serious side is beautifully balanced by the joy we experience as both Jesse and Willy come into their own. Full Review
James Berardinelli
This is one of those unusual films that is capable of enthralling those under twelve while not sending older members of the audience rushing for the exit. Full Review
Leonard Klady
An astute, intelligent family picture, the film is a potent reminder that you can have your heart in the right place and still produce a gripping, satisfying entertainment. Full Review
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
It's all pretty involving and sweetly ingratiating in a Charlotte's Web-by kind of way. Full Review

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