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Miss Potter Reviews

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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 9, 2007
Miss Potter is as seamless, comfortable and tidy as a Peter Rabbit story, all scones and biscuits, quietly punctuated by tolerable naughtiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 9, 2007
One of those films that commits few egregious errors, but scales few real heights. There is nothing either terribly wrong or keenly right about it. It's tidy, I suppose.
| Original Score: C
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 9, 2007
Noonan's depiction of Beatrix's characters, brought to life with whimsical animation, is more lively than the rest of this prim, proper and rarely engaging movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 9, 2007
If a sorcerer could raise Benjamin Bunny and Flopsy Rabbit from the pages of Potter's books and transform them into human females, the creatures likely would favor Renee Zellweger.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 8, 2007
The film offers scant insight into the forces that inspired Potter's phenomenally successful career.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
March 8, 2007
If the source material is soft, the film then takes another punch with the casting of Renée Zellweger in the title role. She overflows with tics and twitches that make the author seem vaguely deranged.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 8, 2007
Zellweger and McGregor work well together, and have believable chemistry. In fact, the entire ensemble cast is terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 8, 2007
Like firelight, Miss Potter has a warm, golden glow.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 8, 2007
With Miss Potter, Renee Zellweger has won back that precious thing that stardom rips away and the tabloids won't let you reclaim: her charm.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 21, 2007
Noonan's white-glove treatment is suitably proper and hits what seem to be all of the major markers in Potter's life.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
February 6, 2007
Evokes the emerging Victorian era bourgeois female imagination amid crushing containment and defiant awakening.
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David Fear
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Unbearably, the script accommodates a quaking courtship between the slightly dotty Potter and her devoted young publisher, ho exchange romantic byplay such as, "You and rabbits -- extraordinary!" and "I recently remembered a story...about a duck!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
February 1, 2007
Something that can't be quantified -- a lightness in tone, an air of enchantment -- infuses this drama.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric D. Snider
January 30, 2007
Even the extremely simple 'Peter Rabbit' has more going on than this.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brent Simon
January 29, 2007
Perhaps if Helen Mirren had played Beatrix Potter, audiences and award voters would be paying more attention to Miss Potter.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 20, 2007
Don't be surprised if you shed a little tear in Miss Potter. This enchanting biopic about the world of the creator of Peter Rabbit is warm and funny, revealing and moving.
Peter Sobczynski
January 20, 2007
A seriously disjointed biopic on Potter's personal and professional life that desperately yearns to be another Finding Neverland but winds up as an anemic nothing of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 17, 2007
It's so charming that it threatens to reduce Beatrix Potter to a series of fairy tale virtues. But it's this focus that distinguishes the movie from tortured artist cliché.
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Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
January 16, 2007
Miss Potter is for moviegoers who are drawn more to the delightful than the destructive. It's undeniably refreshing to see a PG-rated movie for adults done so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
January 16, 2007
A grave disappointment.
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