Thomas Popper has spent his entire life working to become the #1 real estate mogul in New York City. He has sacrificed everything...friends, family, and even his own happiness. But on the brink of the biggest deal of his career, he receives a gift - a mysterious crate from Antarctica - from his long missing father. What's inside the crate marks the end of Popper's comfortable and well-ordered existence, and the beginning of his new life as caretaker, landlord and parent figure to six unforgettable penguins, each with a distinct personality.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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, 06.26.2011
Thanks to plucky performances and some perfectly precious pets, "Mr. Poppers Penguins" provides a pleasant, if obviously packaged, pursuit.Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 06.16.2011
Carrey, who is something of a CGI peacock himself, is the best thing about the film, which should delight young audiences even as it diverts their adult handlers.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 06.16.2011
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, 06.17.2011