Popeye (1980) Synopsis
Sailor (Robin Williams) steals skinny Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall) from large Bluto (Paul L. Smith).
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's clear that this movie has an affection for Popeye, and so much regard for the sailor man that it even bothers to reveal the real truth...
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75

Boston Globe

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One of the major problems facing Hollywood today is the lack of will and energy to make movies that can charm youngsters without boring...
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60

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Miss Duvall is superb - genteely ladylike one minute, a woman of volcanic passions the next.
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50

TV Guide

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The film's real star is its magnificent set (filmed and constructed in Malta), though Williams manages to screw up his face and eye in a...
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50

Variety

It is more than faint praise to say that Popeye is far, far better than it might have been, considering the treacherous challenge it...
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30

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Robert Altman's busy, detailed mise-en-scene, flattened cartoon-style through space-compacting long lenses, does capture some of the...
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
A shamelessly commercial and determinedly vulgar director, such as Flash Gordon's Mike Hodges, might have made the film work; it might have...
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Awesome!

By fuckYourMomma
Can't wait for the sequel!...

Great!

By corbdango
Can't wait for sequel!...

Great movie!

By CyclopseUss
Can't wait for the sequel!!!...

Blast from the past

By Hehehsj
Wonderful movie....

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ An eccentric take on Popeye and friends.
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