Mr. Popper's Penguins Synopsis
The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Great for kids and adults

By maynard_ar
Just watched Mr. Poppers Penguins this morning, it was really funny, if you like Jim Carrey comedy, you'll like this movie,.It's not to the extreme of Pet Detective. More of a comedy than a kids...

Poppers Penguins Pleases

By wsangston
I am the parent of a 12 and 10 year old and we all loved this movie. Jim Carrey is endearing and very entertaining. The story is totally different than the book, but it was great!!...

Funny

By hewe
This was laugh out loud funny and a feel good movie. I recommend this for kids!...

OMG TOTES AWESOME

By redyeah
This is what my nephew has to say after watching the free screening. I agree. Just don't expect oscar caliber performances. But if you want a family friendly film that even the adults will laugh at,...

cute family comedy

By diet pepsi
well we rented this blueray as a christmas treat for my siblings and it was a real treat for all of us we realy enjoyed mr carey acting his usualy funny self and the rest of the cast was not half bad...

fun family comedy

By jess crush
we went to see this movie not knowing what we were in for realy but are so glad we went because we all loved the movie it was cute fun and funny all in one and mr carey is his useualy funny self...

Mr. Popper's Penguins

By fireflybrite
I thought this Movie was Wonderful. I just loved it. This would be a wonderful picture to take your kids, or grand babies. What a Wonderful job they did with this movie. I could see it many times....

Mr. Popper's penguins

By johannemontas
OMG this was a great movie to enjoy with the entire family, as always Jim Carey did a great job making us laugh....

Good movie

By gee123
This was a fun, family-oriented movie. Jim Carrey always does a good acting job with this type of movie. The penguins are very cute and their antics are very funny! Kids will really enjoy this type...

By velma366
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Rated PG | For Mild rude humor and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Carrey's penguin antics are predictable but still funny.
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