Miss Potter Reviews

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January 24, 2020
Always accessible in a Downton-Abbey-goes-to-Play-School kind of way, as evidenced by Renée Zellweger's chipper portrayal of Potter as a bustle-skirted bundle of squinty smiles and sudden blushes.
November 13, 2019
Miss Potter -- as charming and enchanting as her beloved Tales of Peter Rabbit.
August 23, 2018
Impersonating her, Renée Zellweger is willing to be plain, and she lets a gleam in her eye and the hamsterish clenching of her cheeks hint at Potter's formidable strength of will.
November 17, 2011
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.
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.
August 25, 2008
A Beatrix Potter biopic: So much more than just cute and fuzzy bunnies.
August 7, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 6, 2007
Director Chris Noonan ('Babe') gives us a story with the right balance of humor, pathos and romance.
April 20, 2007
Deftly navigating the line between the sublime and the saccharine ...
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.
March 21, 2007
Something of a muddle....The level of social criticism and psychological portraiture shifts from Howard's End to Mary Poppins.
March 17, 2007
Enchanting, perhaps, but a long, long way from meaningful.
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.
March 17, 2007
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