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Mr. Popper's Penguins Reviews

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James Luxford
The National

familiarity only adds to the feeling that this is just another Carrey movie

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 2/5

September 1, 2011
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

Hollywood might be trying to tell us that the answer to a midlife crisis is pets, not Prozac, but those behind the camera could certainly do with a little something to perk them up a bit.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

August 16, 2011
Grae Drake
Movies.com

This movie is definitely for young kids--anyone over the age of 8 will be insulted by how predictable it is.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 1/5

June 19, 2011
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

A bland family film where your struggle with consciousness will be the most exciting thing happening in the theater.

Full Review Source: Suburban Journals of St. Louis

June 17, 2011
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

Not nearly as dismal as it could have been.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

June 20, 2011
Matt Neal
The Standard

(This) lightweight piece of family fluff will be amusing only to people who think the idea of a penguin pooping is hilarious. So under 10s, basically.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

July 7, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A formulaic family comedy with little to offer other than prepackaged life lessons and Carrey going through the motions of lame slapstick and a half-hearted catch phrase.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2011
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Overall Carrey is wasted in this film, which is overtly geared towards children with its broad humour and thick sentiment.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 15, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's not very good, but it works better than it has any right to because Carrey never ever phones it in.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2011
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Kid-friendly, if not exactly potty-trained.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

January 4, 2013
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

Divorced or office-bound parents, beware: A kid who figures out the film's underlying message may just start asking for a puppy, or a pony.

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 4/10

June 24, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Sadly, this is a one-joke film which Carrey cannot keep afloat...

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

August 5, 2011
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

It's not an unwatchable film, it's just that, like the flightless birds, it never manages to take off.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

August 4, 2011
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

A saccharine family-oriented comedy, which hammers home the central message about parental responsibility and love triumphing over adversity with all the tenderness of a nasty case of frostbite.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

August 5, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Mr. Popper's Penguins is a stupefying dumb family movie proving that penguins have limited charisma as pets.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 16, 2011
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Not a classic by any means, but Mr. Popper's Penguins does manage to provide some mildly, entertaining family fun.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 18, 2011
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

The message of valuing family over work feels half-baked because the film defines doing the right thing as breaking penguins out of a zoo and harboring them in a high-rise.

Full Review Source: Critic's Notebook | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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A film that can't seem to buy into its own strident message of "family first," possibly because to prove your love, you apparently have to risk the wrath of everyone from your co-op board to PETA.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

June 16, 2011
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Fervently panders to an under-10 audience with Carrey's main requirement only to mug in a variety of reaction shots to his beaked sidekicks' mischievous hijinks and to provide name-brand legitimacy to a dim and unfunny project.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 14, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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Such a brazenly moronic and uninspired example of a family movie that you'd swear it was a parody of brazenly moronic and uninspired family movies.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: D-

June 17, 2011
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