Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

In this family comedy, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life - until he inherits six penguins. Popper's penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 6, 2011
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48%
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User Score
54%



Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Blandly inoffensive and thoroughly predictable, Mr. Popper's Penguins could have been worse -- but it should have been better.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap!

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

Such a brazenly moronic and uninspired example of a family movie that you'd swear it was a parody of brazenly moronic and uninspired family movies.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Even minor Carrey is undeniably entertaining.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The director, Mark Waters, moves things briskly along and lets the charming absurdity of penguin behavior rise to its inherently good-natured heights.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Why is Jim Carrey standing around watching penguins be funny? Why isn't he in a movie where Jim Carrey is funny?

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Kid-friendly, if not exactly potty-trained.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The good news is that, even though one must pace oneself through the dull parts, usually involving Mr. Popper's dullish family, [Carrey's] in pretty good form whenever he's getting physical

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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture

Jim Carrey's farts-and-flippers comedy, which, though exceedingly dumb, is at least very smart about what appeals to 4- to 10-year-old kids, fans of Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, and YouTube animal videos.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Popper is just a pooper.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Silly and puerile but little kids may like it.
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Cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond, Jeffrey Tambor, Philip Baker Hall, James Tupper, Clark Gregg, Dominic… More
Lucas Martins
Just because is with Jim Carrey, doesn't mean that it's funny.
Shawn Ewing
Mr. Popper's Penguins is a predictable family film, but it's "Yabsolutely" adorable.
Cynthia S.
Absolutely adorable. Funny. Charming. Jim Carrey at his best!!
Crash Ek
Sweet light family movie, and it's so easy to watch, Carrey returns in a new cute comedy story.. liked it

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