Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) (2015)




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An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

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Critic Reviews for Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball)

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (1)

A likeable, traditional family movie.

February 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Oddball offers some splendid real-world education on the amazing instincts God gives his creatures and the ingenious ways we're able to use them.

November 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Lovely stuff.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you're looking for a sweet family film to entertain the younger kids these holidays, Oddball will do the trick.

May 16, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The penguins are cute, but the big fluffy sheepdog steals the show in this delightful Aussie drama.

February 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

Super Reviewer

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?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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