Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Jim Carrey family film about a wealthy New York businessman who inherits a waddle of penguins. The penguins turn his swanky apartment into a winter wonderland and his life upside down. 

Based on the popular children's book (originally published in 1938), the film was shot on a refridgerated soundstage with mostly real penguins.

2011Rating: G94 minsUSA
AdaptationComedyKids & Family
Director:
Mark Waters ('Ghosts of Girlfriends Past', 'The Spiderwick Chronicles', 'Mean Girls')
Writer:
Sean AndersJohn MorrisJared Stern
Cast:
Jim CarreyCarla GuginoMadeline CarrollAngela Lansbury
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Reviews & comments

Family fav

Good film very cute espically for the little ones older children to will find it funny although pretending not to like it like my young sad a genuine family film with plenty of laughs for good measure

3.0
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mr. poppe'rs penguins

I went to this with low expectations thanks to all the reveiws, however i was pleasently surprised and even more surprised my 4 year old sat thru it all without squirming throwing jaffas(the red lolly tyoe and not the auckland variety) or wanting to go to the toilet 501 times! so overall a pleasant family movie that is a bit wet at times but can be...

3.0
0

It did not work for me.

Too light for me.I think the kids enjoyed it.I wanted it to end.Sorry,I found it boring.

1.0
0

ok for the younger audience

I prefer the more adult comedy that Jim can do but there wasnt so much of this in this movie, still a sweet watch for the young kids .

0

Feel Good Family Movie

It is very cute- nasty zoo people, parents getting back together,happy families & all... good for kids 7-12, lost a bit on any younger kids who find the dialog boring.. jim carey back to pet dective stlye. Good Family movie.

0

Happy feet hes not in it but some of his cousins are

Good timing on this movie what with all the hype that happy feet has been given boosted the popularity about Penguins first heard about this one when we were watching Kung Fu panda 2 it looked good and funny and decided we would seee it great for the kids and theres lots for adults as well if your a animal person then this cutesy animal film is one youll...

4.0
0

Jim Carrey Really Funny.

This movie was awesome it's nice to see Jim Carrey in movies still i cant wait to see him in more movies in the future so funny.

5.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Carrey fans will be let down by the rubber-faced one playing straight man to a pack of penguins. While kids may find the plot p-p-past its sell-by date.

2.0
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie stars Jim Carrey, who is in his pleasant mode. It would have helped if he were in his manic mode, although it's hard to get a rise out of a penguin.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Jim Carrey is upstaged by pooping penguins in this predictable family flick.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The-impossible-to-upstage stars are the penguins, a combination of real Gentoos specially trained for the film and some computer-generated counterparts. The special effects gurus blend the two seamlessly, making it easy to believe there was no digital wizardry involved, which is perhaps the niftiest trick of all.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Mr. Popper's Penguins reins in its rubber-faced star, leaving most of the rote physical comedy (and overabundance of fart jokes) to his nonhuman counterparts, comprised of a combination of CGI and real penguins.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Carrey fans will be let down by the rubber-faced one playing straight man to a pack of penguins. While kids may find the plot p-p-past its sell-by date.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie stars Jim Carrey, who is in his pleasant mode. It would have helped if he were in his manic mode, although it's hard to get a rise out of a penguin.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Jim Carrey is upstaged by pooping penguins in this predictable family flick.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The-impossible-to-upstage stars are the penguins, a combination of real Gentoos specially trained for the film and some computer-generated counterparts. The special effects gurus blend the two seamlessly, making it easy to believe there was no digital wizardry involved, which is perhaps the niftiest trick of all.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Mr. Popper's Penguins reins in its rubber-faced star, leaving most of the rote physical comedy (and overabundance of fart jokes) to his nonhuman counterparts, comprised of a combination of CGI and real penguins.

0

Family fav

Good film very cute espically for the little ones older children to will find it funny although pretending not to like it like my young sad a genuine family film with plenty of laughs for good measure

3.0
0

mr. poppe'rs penguins

I went to this with low expectations thanks to all the reveiws, however i was pleasently surprised and even more surprised my 4 year old sat thru it all without squirming throwing jaffas(the red lolly tyoe and not the auckland variety) or wanting to go to the toilet 501 times! so overall a pleasant family movie that is a bit wet at times but can be...

3.0
0

It did not work for me.

Too light for me.I think the kids enjoyed it.I wanted it to end.Sorry,I found it boring.

1.0
0

ok for the younger audience

I prefer the more adult comedy that Jim can do but there wasnt so much of this in this movie, still a sweet watch for the young kids .

0

Feel Good Family Movie

It is very cute- nasty zoo people, parents getting back together,happy families & all... good for kids 7-12, lost a bit on any younger kids who find the dialog boring.. jim carey back to pet dective stlye. Good Family movie.

0

Happy feet hes not in it but some of his cousins are

Good timing on this movie what with all the hype that happy feet has been given boosted the popularity about Penguins first heard about this one when we were watching Kung Fu panda 2 it looked good and funny and decided we would seee it great for the kids and theres lots for adults as well if your a animal person then this cutesy animal film is one youll...

4.0
0

Jim Carrey Really Funny.

This movie was awesome it's nice to see Jim Carrey in movies still i cant wait to see him in more movies in the future so funny.

5.0
0