Penguins

critic Reviews

92% Fresh Tomatometer Score92%
  • Disneynature: Penguins plays up its subjects' adorable appeal with a beautifully filmed documentary that adds plenty of anthropomorphic entertainment value for young viewers.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Peter TraversRolling Stone
    It took 16 cinematographers three years to capture the stunning images in this doc about an Adelie penguin (anthropomorphically voiced by Ed Helms) coming of age during a freezing Antarctic spring. Go for the film's thrilling sense of wonder.
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    Brad WheelerGlobe and Mail
    A sweet, playful coming-of-age documentary
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Penguins" is a charmer.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    Just you try to resist the impossible adorableness offered up in the latest Disneynature documentary, Penguins.
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    Melissa YeagerArizona Republic
    The result is an endearing documentary, capturing both the wonder of Antarctica and the drama of the everyday life of penguins.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    Nature's complexities are reduced here to dull clichés.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charles SolomonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's entertaining, but I think it's a little too cute in some places... If you have small children, this is a good movie to take them to.
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    Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    This is a cute and informative look at the life of a pair of penguins.
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    Jeff MitchellArt House Film Wire
    A light, bouncy, beautifully-shot family film that avoids talk of global warming and plastic pollution. It probably should, but hey, it's a great escape.
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    It's the Disney version of nature, made palatable for the young set.
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