Miss Potter Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 8, 2011
Miss Potter is too well crafted to actually be bad, but it's too light to be better than good. An entertaining trifle, but a trifle nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 25, 2009
The movie is made to measure for mothers, aunts and grandmothers who would share Potter's books, such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," with tikes of any generation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 25, 2008
A Beatrix Potter biopic: So much more than just cute and fuzzy bunnies.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
While it cannot sustain the fairytale enchantment of something like Finding Neverland, Miss Potter is, nonetheless, a worthy and sweet, middle-of-the-road biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
There's nothing inherently wrong with MISS POTTER. It's just a throwback to the biopics of the 1930s and 40s and in some ways it may seem progressive to contemporary audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Much like star Renée Zellweger's portrayal of its famous title character, Miss Potter is a strange, split-personality kind of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mary-Liz Shaw
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 1, 2007
Portraying a real-life hero can be a tough assignment. But Zellweger breezes through the role, flashing her puckish grin, talking in her soft, breathy voice and giving very human face to one of the most beloved figures of English letters.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 25, 2007
For fans of Potter's work, "Miss Potter" is indispensable. But even viewers with the haziest memories of those unique little books will enjoy spending 90 minutes inside her idyllic world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 6, 2007
Director Chris Noonan ('Babe') gives us a story with the right balance of humor, pathos and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 20, 2007
Deftly navigating the line between the sublime and the saccharine ...
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 11, 2007
A film of no little charm, Chris Noonan's Miss Potter never quite gets out of 'Biopic Basic' mode despite occasional murmurings of a desire to be something more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
March 21, 2007
Something of a muddle....The level of social criticism and psychological portraiture shifts from Howard's End to Mary Poppins.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
March 17, 2007
Enchanting, perhaps, but a long, long way from meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
March 17, 2007
Miss Potter is not a bad film, but it is a more tepid treatment than the facts of her life would seem to call for. Beatrix Potter deserves better.
James Hebert
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 16, 2007
It's buttoned-up to a fault, as proper as clotted cream, and at times as exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
March 16, 2007
[Zellwegger's and McGregor's] performances bring great joy to this picture, which is slight but satisfying, like a favorite children's book revisited as an adult.
| Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
March 15, 2007
Much as I admire this plucky child of privilege, who was 36 when she became a best-selling author in 1902, I didn't find her life compelling in this version by screenwriter Richard Maltby Jr. and director Chris Noonan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 15, 2007
Even a third-act tragedy can't taint the picture's perpetual cheeriness -- which works fine when Miss Potter functions as a wholesome family film and not so well when it strives for some measure of dramatic heft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 9, 2007
You have to love a movie in which a little white rabbit literally jumps off the page to excite a writer's imagination, or winks at her to encourage her dreams.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
March 9, 2007
Miss Potter isn't deep, but it is curiously endearing. Anyone who has ever been charmed by a Potter book will be equally charmed by this cinematic take on her life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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