Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) Reviews

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April 8, 2019
Stuart McDonald's film is a warm and big-hearted tale with just that right dose of magic, teaching valuable environmental and life lessons along the way.
November 26, 2018
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.
January 2, 2017
Lovely stuff.
May 20, 2016
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 16, 2016
If you're looking for a sweet family film to entertain the younger kids these holidays, Oddball will do the trick.
February 23, 2016
The penguins are cute, but the big fluffy sheepdog steals the show in this delightful Aussie drama.
February 17, 2016
Plenty to be admired.
February 12, 2016
Sweet, silly, charming. A true story about an unlikely canine-assisted project to protect endangered birds, goofily fictionalized to engage kids.
February 11, 2016
Bounding onto screens with a heart far bigger than its budget, this little beauty offers youngsters something light to snack on before their next Disney feast.
February 11, 2016
Tugging at the heartstrings from the first scene, this adorable family adventure mirrors its canine hero - overcoming any flaws by being utterly charming.
February 11, 2016
Oddball and the Penguins is a boldly unsophisticated kids' film from Australia that recalls the world of Disney TV movies from the 1950s.
February 11, 2016
Just when you thought every last drop of cute had been squeezed out of the world's penguin population, along comes this heartwarming Australian underdog tale ...
February 9, 2016
A likeable, traditional family movie.
September 25, 2015
Another terrific Australian family film. More please.
September 23, 2015
It's hard not to enjoy this amiable heartwarmer.
September 19, 2015
Some kinks in the writing notwithstanding, Oddball is fun and thoughtfully minded, with a sweet charm that endears from the get-go.
September 19, 2015
Oddball is a confused political critique disguised as a mediocre Australian family film.
September 17, 2015
The success of the film as a completely accessible little crowd-pleaser owes much to the efforts of Shane Jacobson.
September 16, 2015
Unfortunately, they appear to have lost sight of the golden rule for family movies of this type, which is to keep the focus squarely on the animals or, failing that, on the kids.
September 16, 2015
Oddball's brand of fun-with-heart will hopefully click with local kids and their parents too.
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