Mr. Popper's Penguins Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
August 4, 2011
The best thing about Mr Popper's Penguins is that it makes no discernible sense.
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.
August 4, 2011
Raises the odd chortle but is unlikely to appeal to anyone over 10.
August 4, 2011
It's not an unwatchable film, it's just that, like the flightless birds, it never manages to take off.
August 4, 2011
This is ultimately standard family fare that will keep children happy without really making a lasting impression.
August 3, 2011
Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap!
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.
August 3, 2011
Like a bottle of cola that's lost its fizz, Mr Popper's Penguins is flat and sickly sweet.
July 31, 2011
Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.
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.
July 15, 2011
Overall Carrey is wasted in this film, which is overtly geared towards children with its broad humour and thick sentiment.
July 15, 2011
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.
July 7, 2011
The frontrunner for worst film of Carrey's career.
July 4, 2011
Feathery fun, you know, for kids. And penguins.
July 1, 2011
If Mom was still alive, she would be as mad as a wet hen. Or maybe a dry penguin.
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.
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