Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)



Critic Consensus: Blandly inoffensive and thoroughly predictable, Mr. Popper's Penguins could have been worse -- but it should have been better.

Movie Info

In this family comedy, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life - until he inherits six penguins. Popper's penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland - and the rest of his life upside-down. Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Emperor Penguins, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a contemporary adaptation of the classic book. -- (C)Foxmore
Rating: PG (for mild rude humor and some language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: John Morris, Sean Anders, Jared Stern
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 6, 2011
Box Office: $68.2M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Jim Carrey
as Mr. Popper
Angela Lansbury
as Mrs. Van Gundy
Madeline Carroll
as Janie Popper
Clark Gregg
as Nat Jones
Jeffrey Tambor
as Mr. Gremmins
Henry Keleman
as Young Tommy Popper
Dylan Clark Marshall
as Young Tommy Popper #...
Kelli Barrett
as Tommy's Mom
Brian T. Delaney
as Young Tom Popper Sr.
Elaine Kussack
as Gremmins' Secretary
Harlin C. Kearsley
as Town Car Driver
Jeff Lima
as Freddy
J.R. Horne
as Arnold
Matt Wolf
as Voice of Antarctic F...
Matthew Wolf
as Antarctic Friend
Andrew Stewart Jones
as Animal Control Guy
James Chen
as Fish & Game Officer
Rafael Osorio
as Marine & Waterfowl O...
Curtis Shumaker
as Sanitation Officer
Joseph D'Onofrio
as Random Man on Street
Angel Caban
as Fishmonger
Betsy Aidem
as Tavern Hostess
Angel L. Cabán
as Fishmonger
Chris Beetem
as Young Developer
Charles L. Campbell
as Old Tom Popper Sr.
Daniel Stewart Sherm...
as Zoo Security Guard
Charlie Semine
as Cop #2 (Quint)
Lee Moore
as Reginald
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News & Interviews for Mr. Popper's Penguins

Critic Reviews for Mr. Popper's Penguins

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (38)

Even minor Carrey is undeniably entertaining.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Kid-friendly, if not exactly potty-trained.

Full Review… | January 4, 2013
Tribune News Service

Popper is just a pooper.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012
Sin Magazine

In a desert of "family films," it stands out as a surprising oasis.

Full Review… | December 29, 2011
Movie Metropolis

grown-ups will quickly become annoyed with the squawking, the poorly conceived penguin names and the copious amount of penguin poop

Full Review… | December 20, 2011
7M Pictures

Look out for perky Brit Ophelia Lovibond, who provides a perfectly pleasing performance as Popper's alliteration-prone assistant, Pippi, who peppers her pronouncements with a profusion of p's.

Full Review… | December 20, 2011
Movie Talk

Audience Reviews for Mr. Popper's Penguins

Silly and puerile but little kids may like it.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Just because is with Jim Carrey, doesn't mean that it's funny.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


Absolutely adorable. Funny. Charming. Jim Carrey at his best!!

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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