Mr. Popper's Penguins Reviews

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August 5, 2011
It's not an awful film but, in the end, it's nothing much at all.
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
Raises the odd chortle but is unlikely to appeal to anyone over 10.
August 3, 2011
Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap!
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 22, 2011
The good news is that, even though one must pace oneself through the dull parts, usually involving Mr. Popper's dullish family, [Carrey's] in pretty good form whenever he's getting physical
June 17, 2011
Such a brazenly moronic and uninspired example of a family movie that you'd swear it was a parody of brazenly moronic and uninspired family movies.
June 17, 2011
Why is Jim Carrey standing around watching penguins be funny? Why isn't he in a movie where Jim Carrey is funny?
June 17, 2011
Jim Carrey's farts-and-flippers comedy, which, though exceedingly dumb, is at least very smart about what appeals to 4- to 10-year-old kids, fans of Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, and YouTube animal videos.
June 17, 2011
It's an old-fashioned movie, gentling its way toward satisfying familial reunion, fueled by almost always endearing penguin antics.
June 17, 2011
[Carrey's] always "on," even when the character is supposed to be off; by the end of the movie, there isn't a piece of scenery that doesn't bear his teethmarks.
June 17, 2011
Carrey looks frozen out of his own movie -- a stiffer and less elastic version of the younger dynamo. He could have used some of that CGI magic himself.
June 17, 2011
Fortunately, the movie throws adults a few bones along the way; this is by no means an unpleasant film to watch, and the Ice Age short that runs with it is funny, too.
June 17, 2011
Carrey, who is something of a CGI peacock himself, is the best thing about the film, which should delight young audiences even as it diverts their adult handlers.
June 17, 2011
Thanks to plucky performances and some perfectly precious pets, "Mr. Poppers Penguins" provides a pleasant, if obviously packaged, pursuit.
June 17, 2011
A surprisingly touching, low-key ballad of middle-aged male regret disguised as a kiddie comedy replete with poop and fart jokes and soccer balls launched at Popper's crotch.
June 16, 2011
Mr. Popper's Penguins bears almost no resemblance to the classic children's book of the same name. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
June 16, 2011
"Mr. Popper's Penguins," a mildly amusing flight of fancy for the family crowd, is far better for its penguins than its Popper.
June 16, 2011
Be prepared for the oh-so-real possibility that your kid -- or your wife -- is going to want a penguin for Christmas after seeing this movie.
June 16, 2011
Everything about the idea of "Mr. Popper's Penguins" sounds lovely, and everything about the actual movie is ugly.
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