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
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
[Carrey's] always "on," even when the character is supposed to be off; by the end of the movie, there isn't a piece of scenery that doesn't bear his teethmarks.Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 06.16.2011
Mark Waters plants his camera and mostly lets Jim Carrey work his comedic schtick (and, thankfully, his dramatic chops) in Mr. Popper's Penguins.Simon Foster, sbs.com.au, 06.30.2011