Popeye

1980, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 54m

43 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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Altman's take on the iconic cartoon is messy and wildly uneven, but its robust humor and manic charm are hard to resist. Read critic reviews

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Looking for the father (Ray Walston) who deserted him as a baby, a sailor named Popeye (Robin Williams) journeys to the port town of Sweethaven. Popeye befriends an assortment of eccentrics and falls in love with Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall), who already has a suitor, the bully Bluto (Paul L. Smith). Popeye also discovers an abandoned baby, Swee'Pea, whom he raises as his own. But when the spurned Bluto kidnaps Olive and the child, Popeye takes action, with the help of his magic spinach.

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Audience Reviews for Popeye

  • Feb 13, 2016
    It's hard to believe that this is the first movie that Robin Williams appeared in. Even though it is terrible at parts it definitely has some charm and it isn't as bad as some of the more modern musicals of late. Robin Williams shows the world a glimpse of what was to come.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2014
    A delightful and sweet adaptation that captures the innocent spirit of the comic strip and the cartoon, translating it to the screen with great songs, a splendid production design (the entirely constructed set of Sweethaven is fabulous) and priceless moments between Williams and Walston.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2014
    I get why it's not well liked, but I really do appreciate the film's unique weirdness as a mishmash of cartoonish antics and Altman's style.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2014
    Absolutely dreadful...hands down one of the shittiest films I've ever seen. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't entertaining as hell though lol.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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