Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

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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Mr. Popper's Penguins / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

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.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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.

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