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Based on 30 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 42 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Everything about the idea of Mr. Popper's Penguins sounds lovely, and everything about the actual movie is ugly. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Predictable, but well-intentioned fun. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    My heart was warmed by gratuitous moments when Mr. Carrey clowns for clowning's sake - in the best of them, he makes a slo-mo entrance to a press conference, even though the camera is running at normal speed. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There is something infectious about the old-fashioned innocence of Mark Waters' comedy. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The six penguins cast in this amiable family comedy steal the movie -- along with any fish they can find -- although the film's star, Jim Carrey, does manage to hold his own. Barely. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The whole enterprise is surprisingly painless, albeit in an icy-cool, numbed-out way. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Penguins are intrinsically amusing. In general, Jim Carrey is amusing, too, provided you can overlook that whole "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" debacle. In Mr. Popper's Penguins, he and they add up to surprisingly fun family entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As Popper himself notices, his and the penguins' saga gets so endearing that it could have been narrated by Morgan Freeman. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    For some reason I was under the impression Jim Carrey already made his penguin movie. Doesn't it seem like it? show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The moral lesson that this movie feeds us smells fishy - because it's not in the book. But the backbone story about a guy who inherits some penguins is enough to tickle the kids. show more

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  • January 02, 2012 nverending
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    It is a magickal , hillarious and heartfelt movie that I\'ve seen in a long time. It uses Carrey\'s full comedy abitities with tugging at your heart. I will be sure to purchase this favorite and tell others about it. Laughed from begining to end with kleenex to dry my eyes.

  • October 02, 2011 Debbie
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    was an awsome movie! my husband and i loved we are going to see it again and take grandkids!

  • September 27, 2011 sandyoff
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    Saw it this past weekend and can\'t wait to see it again! One of Jim Carey\'s best films - just so well done and so funny I had tears coming down my face. It\'s a \"must see\" for all families. In these tough days, it was a pleasure to smile and laugh again. Thank you for producing it!

  • September 11, 2011 camie8648
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    i loved it very much. very very funny.

  • July 28, 2011 L30
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    Went to see this yesterday afternoon with my 4 year old daughter and we both LOVED it. Great movie for both children and adults.

  • July 24, 2011 lisafllrvr
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    cute movie went to see it with my boyfriend nice laughs ( keep supporting movie theaters)

  • July 16, 2011 lunelou08
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    Jim Carrie You are an excelent actor...The movie could be better if the other actors would helped you can\'t do it all alone and you know it! Sorry.

  • July 12, 2011 TMVance128
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    I have to admit I didn\'t want to see the movie based on the pre-views. Just finally agreed to take son and watch it and it was Fantastic! I laughed so much during the movie. To me Jim Carrey kinda over does it in his movies but he didn\'t in this one and it had a good storyline. Definitely a family must have movie to go see you won\'t be sorry!

  • July 12, 2011 rachaelgowen
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    funny always good with jim

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