Mr. Popper's Penguins Reviews

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March 23, 2018
These are the types of children's comedy movies that should be seen more often... [Full review in Spanish]
June 22, 2013
Even minor Carrey is undeniably entertaining.
February 18, 2012
December 29, 2011
In a desert of "family films," it stands out as a surprising oasis.
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.
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
August 15, 2011
Vanilla Ice over the closing credits? Pretty much perfect.
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.
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.
August 4, 2011
This is Jim at his most Carrey-esque, back in Ace Ventura territory.
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
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
This is ultimately standard family fare that will keep children happy without really making a lasting impression.
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.
July 31, 2011
Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.
July 4, 2011
Feathery fun, you know, for kids. And penguins.
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.
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