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This biography of children's author Beatrix Potter explores how she overcame a domineering mother and the chauvinism of Victorian England to become a best-selling author.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"Miss Potter is as seamless, comfortable and tidy as a Peter Rabbit story, all scones and biscuits, quietly punctuated by tolerable naughtiness."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"If the source material is soft, the film then takes another punch with the casting of Renée Zellweger in the title role. She overflows with tics and twitches that make the author seem vaguely deranged."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"Miss Potter is too well crafted to actually be bad, but it's too light to be better than good. An entertaining trifle, but a trifle nonetheless."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"While it cannot sustain the fairytale enchantment of something like Finding Neverland, Miss Potter is, nonetheless, a worthy and sweet, middle-of-the-road biopic."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, BrandonFibbs.com
"Portraying a real-life hero can be a tough assignment. But Zellweger breezes through the role, flashing her puckish grin, talking in her soft, breathy voice and giving very human face to one of the most beloved figures of English letters."
‑ Mary-Liz Shaw, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"One of those films that commits few egregious errors, but scales few real heights. There is nothing either terribly wrong or keenly right about it. It's tidy, I suppose."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"With Miss Potter, Renee Zellweger has won back that precious thing that stardom rips away and the tabloids won't let you reclaim: her charm."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The movie is made to measure for mothers, aunts and grandmothers who would share Potter's books, such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," with tikes of any generation."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"There's nothing inherently wrong with MISS POTTER. It's just a throwback to the biopics of the 1930s and 40s and in some ways it may seem progressive to contemporary audiences."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"For fans of Potter's work, "Miss Potter" is indispensable. But even viewers with the haziest memories of those unique little books will enjoy spending 90 minutes inside her idyllic world."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"The film offers scant insight into the forces that inspired Potter's phenomenally successful career."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Unbearably, the script accommodates a quaking courtship between the slightly dotty Potter and her devoted young publisher, ho exchange romantic byplay such as, "You and rabbits -- extraordinary!" and "I recently remembered a story...about a duck!""
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"A Beatrix Potter biopic: So much more than just cute and fuzzy bunnies."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"Much like star Renée Zellweger's portrayal of its famous title character, Miss Potter is a strange, split-personality kind of thing."
‑ Scott Collura, IGN Movies
"Director Chris Noonan ('Babe') gives us a story with the right balance of humor, pathos and romance."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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