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Mr. Popper's Penguins Reviews

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August 4, 2011
The best thing about Mr Popper's Penguins is that it makes no discernible sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
[Carrey's] face performs gymnastic, nay pyroclastic, spasms while the voice cracks gags as a top chef cracks eggs: quickly, expertly, instantly separating, when possible, the joke from the runny stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
Raises the odd chortle but is unlikely to appeal to anyone over 10.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
It's not an unwatchable film, it's just that, like the flightless birds, it never manages to take off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2011
This is ultimately standard family fare that will keep children happy without really making a lasting impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2011
Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 3, 2011
Enjoyable family comedy that sticks to the predictable formula but succeeds thanks to a witty script, several great gags, impressive penguin effects and a superb comic performance from Jim Carrey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2011
Like a bottle of cola that's lost its fizz, Mr Popper's Penguins is flat and sickly sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2011
Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2011
Carrey fans will be let down by the rubber-faced one playing straight man to a pack of penguins. While kids may find the plot p-p-past its sell-by date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 15, 2011
Overall Carrey is wasted in this film, which is overtly geared towards children with its broad humour and thick sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 7, 2011
(This) lightweight piece of family fluff will be amusing only to people who think the idea of a penguin pooping is hilarious. So under 10s, basically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2011
The frontrunner for worst film of Carrey's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 4, 2011
Feathery fun, you know, for kids. And penguins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
July 1, 2011
If Mom was still alive, she would be as mad as a wet hen. Or maybe a dry penguin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 30, 2011
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 27, 2011
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
For all its slickness and occasional fakery, it works because deep down it's jangling a universal nerve that is worth jangling
June 27, 2011
I haven't laughed as much for a long time; Mr Popper's Penguins has the cute factor, is hilariously funny and its heart is ... warm
June 25, 2011
Problem is, it isn't inspirational and it certainly isn't funny, and unless you're a fan of watching penguins poop there's little of substance to be found in this thing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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