Penguins 3D (2013) Synopsis
A special king penguin returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic.

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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
There are some nice images of the teeming penguin population, and great fun to be had witnessing the love life, and indeed sex life, of...
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Total Film

By Paul Bradshaw
It’s not as epic as "March Of The Penguins," or as stunning as the BBC’s usual slo-mo nature porn – but with nary an animated tap dance in...
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40

Time Out London

There’s little we haven’t seen before, including farting elephant seals.
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
The 3D photography is shallow and muddy, although a David Attenborough voiceover helps sustain interest.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Where Attenborough's script lent an air of dignity to the shorter film, Allen's reading of Philip LaZebnik's cutesy narration has a canned...
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
The inherent cinematic potential of one of nature's cutest animals rescues the film from being a total waste of time.
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20

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
The dull Adventures of the Penguin King is definitely the laziest of the waddle-coms to win theatrical release.
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By kathyaries28
Good...

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Rated NR | For Brief Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Nature docu follows King penguin's quest to raise a family.
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