75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Aimed at tweenage girls and mushy romantics of all age and stripe, Penelope has a quick gait and a nice comic tone.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A sweet, unassuming surprise.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The result is an entertaining comedy for young girls and older girls who still like a good romantic fable.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An endearing premise and fanciful spirit aren't quite enough to rescue a film that has more heart than smarts.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the film has a strong cast, humor and a satirical take on celebrity culture, the story is spotty.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Surprisingly pedestrian.
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Penelope is dead on arrival.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This story could have gone in a number of more inspiring allegorical directions but winds up your average bedtime story instead.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Penelope was in a trough of trouble before the oink on the script was dry.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Is there anything more dull than an ineptly cynical fairy tale?
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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