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Mr. Popper's Penguins Reviews

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June 22, 2013
Even minor Carrey is undeniably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 4, 2013
Kid-friendly, if not exactly potty-trained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2012
Popper is just a pooper.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 29, 2011
In a desert of "family films," it stands out as a surprising oasis.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 20, 2011
grown-ups will quickly become annoyed with the squawking, the poorly conceived penguin names and the copious amount of penguin poop
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 20, 2011
Look out for perky Brit Ophelia Lovibond, who provides a perfectly pleasing performance as Popper's alliteration-prone assistant, Pippi, who peppers her pronouncements with a profusion of p's.
September 1, 2011
familiarity only adds to the feeling that this is just another Carrey movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2011
Director Waters, who knows his way around young adult fare having directed such films as the 2003 version of "Freaky Friday" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles," again shows a keen eye for finding humor in everyday life
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2011
Hollywood might be trying to tell us that the answer to a midlife crisis is pets, not Prozac, but those behind the camera could certainly do with a little something to perk them up a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2011
Vanilla Ice over the closing credits? Pretty much perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2011
The laughter is intermittent and is ultimately overwhelmed by a wave of sentimentality.
August 5, 2011
Much of the plotting is perfunctory but the slap-stick is fun and Carrey, toning down his usually mugging, shrewdly lets the penguins steal the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2011
Sadly, this is a one-joke film which Carrey cannot keep afloat...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2011
A saccharine family-oriented comedy, which hammers home the central message about parental responsibility and love triumphing over adversity with all the tenderness of a nasty case of frostbite.
August 5, 2011
It's not an awful film but, in the end, it's nothing much at all.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2011
Carrey can single-handedly kill a good comedy with his OTT shtick, but this time he reins it in and the film is all the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2011
This is Jim at his most Carrey-esque, back in Ace Ventura territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
Remember Adam Sandler in Click? Robin Williams in Hook? Eddie Murphy in The Haunted Mansion? Then congratulations, you've already seen this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 4, 2011
Jim Carrey's latest is a perfectly pleasant if predictable picture about a part-time pop who learns his priorites after receiving a package of penguins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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