Mr. Popper's Penguins Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8424

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 73

Theatrical Release Date: 06/17/2011

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/06/2011

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Mark Waters

Actors: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeline Carroll, Philip Baker Hall

Plot: An ordinary businessman finds his life turned upside down when he inherits six penguins. As he transforms his life, and apartment, to accommodate his new charges, it begins to impact his professional life. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/04/2019

"Mr. Popper's Penguins" is a form of abuse. It not only captures none of the whimsy of the book, but also completely misuses Jim Carrey's comedic gifts by making him a part of something even Rob Schneider would probably reject.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 06/02/2014

A okay family flick but I wouldn't watch it again to be honest.

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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/05/2012

My kid loves it. I find it a run of the mill movie.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 2011-12-28 12:41

The last movie I saw Jim Carrey in was Yes Man - which is a pretty mediocre comedy all-around (even if it is one of the few films to feature good old Nebraska). His choices recently seem all over the place: I Love You Phillip Morris is decidedly different from A Christmas Carol. And the less said about The Number 23, the better. He's very inconsistent - I have nothing against him personally, but I don't understand his process for choosing roles anymore.

LeeAnn M.
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LeeAnn M. - wrote on 2011-12-28 09:00

I've seen Jim Carrey act in "The Majestic", but in most other movies his character is not well defined.  This is one of those movies.  "Mr. Popper's Penguins" is lacking in both plot and direction. As the anchor of this movie, Jim choo ses to ad-lib and throw in slapstick. What results is a big waste, even with the talents of Angela Lansbury.

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