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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Holy mother of pearl, talk about superficial claptrap!"
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"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."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"Even minor Carrey is undeniably entertaining."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"In a desert of "family films," it stands out as a surprising oasis."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"familiarity only adds to the feeling that this is just another Carrey movie"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"The director, Mark Waters, moves things briskly along and lets the charming absurdity of penguin behavior rise to its inherently good-natured heights."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Why is Jim Carrey standing around watching penguins be funny? Why isn't he in a movie where Jim Carrey is funny?"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Kid-friendly, if not exactly potty-trained."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"grown-ups will quickly become annoyed with the squawking, the poorly conceived penguin names and the copious amount of penguin poop"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Director Waters, who knows his way around young adult fare having directed such films as the 2003 version of "Freaky Friday" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles," again shows a keen eye for finding humor in everyday life"
‑ Michael A. Smith, MediaMikes
"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"
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Logan Hill, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Popper is just a pooper."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Look out for perky Brit Ophelia Lovibond, who provides a perfectly pleasing performance as Popper's alliteration-prone assistant, Pippi, who peppers her pronouncements with a profusion of p's."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Hollywood might be trying to tell us that the answer to a midlife crisis is pets, not Prozac, but those behind the camera could certainly do with a little something to perk them up a bit."
‑ Andrew Simpson, Fan The Fire
More reviews for Mr. Popper's Penguins on Rotten Tomatoes

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