Penguins

audience Reviews

, 81% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Penguins offers everything you'd expect from a Disneynature documentary. Cute, engaging, and mesmerizing. But nothing that really makes it stand out from previous installments.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A good story based on the life of a penguin with family issues and dangerous obstacles. It features both comedy and family fun and it takes a lot to make a film like this and Disney really pulls it off like geniuses. If Sony or Lionsgate would have made this, it will not be as good as Disney's movie cause it has the greatest scenes in this film as much as in the movies Bears, Born In China & Chimpanzee.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Cute and well done! I love the ways that these people demonstrate the feelings of a penguin!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    OMG this movie is so amazing! I love penguins and I've never seen anything more amazing! I cried tears of happiness when watching this. Plus the film about the film! I have so much respect for the dedicated team of cinematographers who brought this to our screens. The sacrifice and amount of work that goes into this is beyond real. You guys are heroes. Thank you thank you thank you.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Steve is an unfit father. He was off playing in the snow while Adeline was raising the babies. She didn't even know where he was. Also, Steve gets to go swimming with all of his friends while she is at home. .5 stars TOPS.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The best part of this film is during the credits seeing the footage showing how the crew made this film with all the gear.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Never have I been so enthralled to watch a documentary. Penguins creates a very captivating story that will leave viewers young and old with pure joy.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    One of the best DisneyNature films so far. Not quite as awesome as Born in China, African Cats, or Bears (my 3 personal favorites), but a solid 4th place showing is nothing to sneeze at, and everyone who's a fan of these movies like I am is bound to love Penguins too.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This adorable film is the fourteenth Disneynature documentary and follows the parenting adventures of an Adélie penguin named Steve. He lives in the icy Antarctic where he finds a life partner and starts a family. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson, Penguins is a great mix of documentary and storytelling. It is educational and funny, and a great family movie about these pretty creatures who are also gracious and noble animals. The visuals are stunning. The camera follows Steve before his baby penguins are born and shows how male penguins are key in taking care of their babies. Steve takes turns with mama penguin to hatch eggs, and this is an example of great parenting. Once babies are born, he feeds them and teaches them how to survive. The cinematography by Rolf Steinmann creates a fascinating journey captured by a very creative and professional crew of nature lovers. There are underwater scenes as well. I love the scenes where we discover the process of baby penguins turning into adults; not just for the changes in how they are fed, but also for everything the babies have to face going into adulthood. Other important characters are killer whales and leopard seals. They are beautiful creatures but represent big danger for the small, clumsy penguins. I love the humor in this film. The narration by Ed Helms makes this film entertaining and funny while providing a lot of information. Is not overwhelming or extremely scientific; instead, it is an engaging comedy, fueled with relevant and interesting information about animals, survival and nature. The message of the film is that parenthood is a shared responsibility. I recommend Penguins for ages 4 to 16. Penguins opened nationwide on April 17, 2019 -- seeing it is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Disneynature was announced on April 21, 2008, a day before Earth Day and its films make a wonderful contribution of films teaching us about the planet we live on. Reviewed by Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Ed Helms gives Steve and his fellow Adélie penguins a humorous and cheerful voice and personality that really made their story in the freezing gorgeous landscape of the arctic quite relatable. Its amazing to see what the film crew has to go through to get these stories told.