Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Blandly inoffensive and thoroughly predictable, Mr. Popper's Penguins could have been worse -- but it should have been better.

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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

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Cast

Jim Carrey
as Mr. Popper
Angela Lansbury
as Mrs. Van Gundy
Madeline Carroll
as Janie Popper
Clark Gregg
as Nat Jones
Jeffrey Tambor
as Mr. Gremmins
Henry Keleman
as Young Tommy Popper
Dylan Clark Marshall
as Young Tommy Popper #2
Kelli Barrett
as Tommy's Mom
Brian T. Delaney
as Young Tom Popper Sr.
Elaine Kussack
as Gremmins' Secretary
Harlin C. Kearsley
as Town Car Driver
Jeff Lima
as Freddy
Matt Wolf
as Voice of Antarctic Friend
J.R. Horne
as Arnold
Matthew Wolf
as Antarctic Friend
Andrew Stewart Jones
as Animal Control Guy
James Chen
as Fish & Game Officer
Rafael Osorio
as Marine & Waterfowl Officer
Curtis Shumaker
as Sanitation Officer
Joseph D'Onofrio
as Random Man on Street
Angel Caban
as Fishmonger
Betsy Aidem
as Tavern Hostess
Angel L. Cabán
as Fishmonger
Chris Beetem
as Young Developer
Charles L. Campbell
as Old Tom Popper Sr.
Daniel Stewart Sherman
as Zoo Security Guard
Charlie Semine
as Cop #2 (Quint)
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Popper's Penguins

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (38)

Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap!

Full Review… | August 3, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

The director, Mark Waters, moves things briskly along and lets the charming absurdity of penguin behavior rise to its inherently good-natured heights.

Full Review… | June 27, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

The good news is that, even though one must pace oneself through the dull parts, usually involving Mr. Popper's dullish family, [Carrey's] in pretty good form whenever he's getting physical

Full Review… | June 22, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

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… | June 17, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

Why is Jim Carrey standing around watching penguins be funny? Why isn't he in a movie where Jim Carrey is funny?

Full Review… | June 17, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

Jim Carrey's farts-and-flippers comedy, which, though exceedingly dumb, is at least very smart about what appeals to 4- to 10-year-old kids, fans of Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, and YouTube animal videos.

Full Review… | June 17, 2011
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mr. Popper's Penguins

Silly and puerile but little kids may like it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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½

Just because is with Jim Carrey, doesn't mean that it's funny.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

Absolutely adorable. Funny. Charming. Jim Carrey at his best!!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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