Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) (2015)
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Critic Reviews for Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball)
High on charm, spirit, excitement and live-animal magic, Stuart McDonald's real-life tale is a breath of fresh air in a world of gloopy, sterile CGI mulch.
If you're looking for a sweet family film to entertain the younger kids these holidays, Oddball will do the trick.
The penguins are cute, but the big fluffy sheepdog steals the show in this delightful Aussie drama.
Audience Reviews for Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball)
The film has likable stars and a lovable Oddball canine but the filmmakers throw a lot of quick humour into the mix, not directly aimed at children either. There was a true story to be told here but what you have is a fluff piece, everything is tightly tied into a bow for the family crowd. Jacobson is the film stealer in an otherwise par film, he is the true heart of the film when the family goes by the wayside. I'm not sure who the film was aiming to attract as the comedy just doesn't work, relying on Australian lingo and set pieces was the wrong way to go. There was potential for a truly great film here and I think they missed a giant opportunity. 28-01-2018.
Penguin Island may lose its name if the population isn't protected against furry marauders. One family has the solution, if they can solve their differences and manage to come to some agreement in time. The film restrains itself from the curse of the usual too cute family drama and becomes wholesome family entertainment instead. Okay, okay, there's cute too, but hey, it's got penguins and doggies, f'cryinoutloud, whachu expect?
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