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      Magic in the Water

      PG Released Aug 30, 1995 1h 38m Kids & Family Fantasy List
      21% Tomatometer 24 Reviews 58% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings On vacation at a beautiful lake in British Columbia, Ashley (Sarah Wayne) and Joshua (Joshua Jackson), the children of workaholic radio host Jack Black (Mark Harmon), learn about its mythical inhabitant, a sea monster named Orky. Soon, the kids learn that Orky is not only real, he's attempting to communicate with humans to warn them that an evil corporation is illegally dumping pollutants into his home. They try to save Orky with the help of an elderly Native American (Frank Sotonoma Salsedo). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      There might be Magic in the Water during this family-friendly adventure, but precious little of it ended up on the screen.

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader A singularly unconvincing parable, ultimately hamstrung by awkward, choppy storytelling. May 5, 2014 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times On the minus side are a heavy-handed dose of political correctness and a needless flight into dubious whimsy in an already fanciful situation. May 5, 2014 Full Review Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune If Magic in the Water had been written smarter, both children and adults would have enjoyed it more. Rated: 1.5/4 May 5, 2014 Full Review David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor [A] mildly entertaining fantasy. May 5, 2014 Full Review Daniel Etherington Film4 A formulaic (think Free Willy meets Loch Ness) but pleasant enough family film. May 5, 2014 Full Review David Aldridge Radio Times The result is a slice of delightful escapism that will enchant children and entertain parents as well. Rated: 3/5 May 5, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Even the kids will find it quite lame. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Rosana B Muito lindo e apaixonante, como não amar a carinha fofa do Orky, lindinho, o roteiro é todo fofo, as crianças são adoráveis (sou suspeita, amo filme com pirralhos), a dose de humor na medida, aquela reunião dos doidos anônimos, adultos infantis, fofo, tudo muito mágico e encantador, com aquela lição de moral fofa sobre preservação a natureza, respeito a cultura e valorização das tradições... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/19/22 Full Review Audience Member Full of the greatest mysteries ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member My favorite movie as a kid I watched it over and over again Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/04/21 Full Review ashley h Magic Water in the Water is a cute film. It is about radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. Mark Harmon and Joshua Jackson give excellent performances. The screenplay is well written. Rick Stevenson did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and fantasy. Magic in the Water is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member WOW.....BAD.....DREADFUL....AWFUL.....MAN THIS IS SUCH A REALLY REALLY BAD MOVIE.....ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....BUT MAN THIS MOVIE IS REALLY BAD, ITS DREADFUL, AWFUL, RUBBISH, POINTLESS, THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....MAN THIS IS SUCH A BAD BAD BAD MOVIE, ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE, MAN THIS IS SUCH A COMPLETLEY DREADFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH......ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE, BUT MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH IT IS SO SO SO BAD, Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis On vacation at a beautiful lake in British Columbia, Ashley (Sarah Wayne) and Joshua (Joshua Jackson), the children of workaholic radio host Jack Black (Mark Harmon), learn about its mythical inhabitant, a sea monster named Orky. Soon, the kids learn that Orky is not only real, he's attempting to communicate with humans to warn them that an evil corporation is illegally dumping pollutants into his home. They try to save Orky with the help of an elderly Native American (Frank Sotonoma Salsedo).
      Director
      Rick Stevenson
      Producer
      Tony Allard, Matthew O'Connor, Rick Stevenson, William Stevenson
      Screenwriter
      Ninian Dunet, Icel Dobell Massey, Rick Stevenson
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 30, 1995, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.3M
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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