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Excellent 4 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Jim Carrey
Carla Gugino
Ophelia Lovibond
Angela Lansbury
Clark Gregg.
Directors
Mark Waters.
Screenwriters
Sean Anders
John Morris
Jared Stern.
Running Time
94 minutes

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Next up: Mr. Herzog's penguins


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Plot
The arrival of six Gentoo penguins on the doorstep of grieving estate agent Tom Popper Jr. (Carrey) finds his apartment filled with flappy friends and his life turned upside down.


Review
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Despite the big penguin fad seemingly having been played out with March Of The Penguins and Happy Feet, here comes an amiable family comedy largely focusing on the feathered and flippered ones. Dreamer-turned-real-estate shark Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) inherits the birds from his late adventurer father, and while he initially resists the noisy, smelly creatures, he soon warms (or should that be cools?) to his charges. When the penguins (a clever blend of real birds and CG) aren’t on screen, the rest is a predictable tale of a man learning to appreciate family and feelings once more, anchored by Carrey in a performance that thankfully never overwhelms the film. Like the titular characters, it’s fluffy and sweet, even if it never takes flight.


Verdict
Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.


Reviewed by James White

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Mr. Popper's Penguins: Review

Mr. Popper's Penguins is a good film. Jim Carrey did a good performance, there were some funny parts in the film and the story was good. The problems with the film is some scenes are just not funny and some scenes I didn't think a kid needed to see. Overall kids will love this movie but for adults im sure there think its good, not Jim Carrey best peformance but it's still nice to see him back in the movie business. I would recommend to go see this film. ... More

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Posted by Edward9630 at 17:37, 17 August 2011 | Report This Post


Sweet-natured, undemanding family fun.

I have to admit this film is nice its good but it could have been funnier. I took my little nephew six and he enjoyed it didn't fidget or anything and I liked it but I am a Jim Carrey fan I just love the guy and he is funny in this but I was expecting funnier Spoiler alert at one point he does a slow motion act that is ripped off from Ace Venturer but still nice film. ... More

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Posted by Bighousewill at 14:17, 08 August 2011 | Report This Post


3 stars?

seriously? 3 stars? it's guff like this that have seriously lowered the quality of films that get green lit now a days. All the film is about is Jim carrey being a twat with a couple of CGI penguins thrown in! ... More

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Posted by J_BUltimatum at 11:56, 08 August 2011 | Report This Post


So even for the flimsy, child friendly, non geek movies you have people reviewing the review. What do you expect? A well rounded pros and cons list which'd cover two sides of A4 pertaining to a kids movie with CGI penguins? Really? ... More

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Posted by crazymoviesdude at 10:57, 04 August 2011 | Report This Post


Rated "Aaaarrrg" for Pirates?

Thats literally the shortest review ive ever seen on Empire. ... More

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Posted by Notmyrealusername at 16:45, 01 August 2011 | Report This Post


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