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

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)



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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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
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
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 (30)

As family entertainment for the summer holidays it isn't bad, and Britain's Ophelia Lovibond does well as Popper's perky assistant, though Carrey is fundamentally subdued.

August 4, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap!

August 3, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.

July 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine
Top Critic

Feathery fun, you know, for kids. And penguins.

July 4, 2011 | Rating: 3 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine Australasia
Top Critic

Mark Waters plants his camera and mostly lets Jim Carrey work his comedic schtick (and, thankfully, his dramatic chops) in Mr. Popper's Penguins.

June 30, 2011 | Full Review…
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.

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

Audience Reviews for Mr. Popper's Penguins

Silly and puerile but little kids may like it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


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

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


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

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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