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)Fox

Rating: PG (for mild rude humor and some language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: John Morris (XIX), John Morris, Sean Anders, Jared Stern
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 6, 2011
Box Office: $68.2M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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as Mrs. Van Gundy

as Janie Popper

as Nat Jones

as Mr. Gremmins

as Young Tommy Popper

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as Tommy's Mom

as Young Tom Popper Sr.

as Gremmins' Secretary

as Town Car Driver

as Freddy

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as Antarctic Friend

as Animal Control Guy

as Fish & Game Officer

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as Sanitation Officer

as Random Man on Street

as Fishmonger

as Tavern Hostess

as Fishmonger

as Young Developer

as Old Tom Popper Sr.

as Zoo Security Guard

as Cop #2 (Quint)

as Reginald
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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
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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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