75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
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.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
As Popper himself notices, his and the penguins' saga gets so endearing that it could have been narrated by Morgan Freeman.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you can watch Popper's most trusted penguin finally get to fly and feel like you're soaring right up there with her, then you may just let this likable trifle whisk you back to childhood.
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The whole enterprise is surprisingly painless, albeit in an icy-cool, numbed-out way.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Predictable, but well-intentioned fun.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There is something infectious about the old-fashioned innocence of Mark Waters' comedy.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is a flavorless adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's 73-year-old children's book.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Everything about the idea of Mr. Popper's Penguins sounds lovely, and everything about the actual movie is ugly.
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53 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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