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Penelope Reviews

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August 12, 2012
This quirky, snarky contemporary fairy tale could have been a family blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2010
Penelope suggests that peace comes through character, not cosmetic surgery. In this, it's smarter than Twilight...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 18, 2008
I can truthfully say that watching this abysmal fantasy-comedy is less rewarding than being slapped across the face with a large wet fish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 18, 2008
Watchable but patchy fantasy romance that doesn't quite work, despite strong performances from Ricci and McAvoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
A modern-day fairytale, the film is tarted up like a hyperactive five-year-old's lurid fantasy of interior decor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2008
Visually stylish, what might have been a cute fantasy becomes tedious due to its banal script and a relentless overload of pig-jokes.
July 22, 2008
It's too bad that the second half turned out to be a drag, because I very much enjoyed the first half.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
July 19, 2008
A diligent ensemble can't lift the film to anything higher than a shallow fairy tale with only worthy intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 12, 2008
With only a DNA witch's curse pig's snout compromising Ricci's otherwise exceedingly alluring physical assets, it doesn't make a lick of sense that prospective suitors are jumping out of windows after catching a glimpse of her disfigured beak.
July 9, 2008
Penelope is adorable and easy to watch thanks to the charms of its leads Ricci and McAvoy. But it's too much a mainstream Hollywood product and not enough of a spunky indie spirit to really win audiences over.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 25, 2008
Is this meant to be dark comedy? It's hard to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 22, 2008
Penelope is a sweet trifle, a great kid's movie, and not surprising, given its subject matter a film gay audiences will find familiar and comforting. That's because, more than anything, this is a story of acceptance of one's true self.
May 1, 2008
It's not eccentric enough to be as otherworldly as it wants to be, but it's too self-consciously quirky to perform on its own merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2008
Maybe I've got some subconscious porcine fetish thing going (or something) but I think Christina Ricci looks kind of cute with a pig's snout where her nose should be...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2008
A sweet but clumsy fable that's pleasing without being particularly distinguished.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 9, 2008
After I saw the intriguing trailers that trailed off a couple years back, I wondered why this movie was wallowing somewhere on a shelf.I'm still not sure. Although I do know one thing: Had this been a Christmas-time release, it would have been seen by lot
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2008
Produced according to a formula for squeezing the maximum amount of cloying charm out of the minimum investment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
March 7, 2008
It's Ricci, with her princesslike innocence and Keane-painting eyes, who provides the movie's abundant charm.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2008
Despite Christina Ricci's charming performance, Penelope is trapped in a twilight zone between fairy tales and play-it-safe romantic comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2008
The convictions of the cast and an extremely snappy script fill in most of the gaps caused by the wobbly plotlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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