Penguins

critic Reviews

, 92% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Disneynature: Penguins plays up its subjects' adorable appeal with a beautifully filmed documentary that adds plenty of anthropomorphic entertainment value for young viewers.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    If there's anything cuter than an Adelie penguin, it has to be a penguin voiced by Ed Helms.
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    Marjorie BaumgartenAustin Chronicle
    Despite issues with the Penguins narrative, its cinematography is unsurpassed.
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    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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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Penguins is arguably the cutesiest, most kid-friendly and relatively informationally thin of all of the films [Disneynature] has produced up to this point.
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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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    Robin HolabirdKUNR (Reno, NV)
    This approach might not work for a purist who wants no manipulation with reality, but on an entertainment level, the title characters of "Penguins" once again do their jobs...
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    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    The adorable nature of penguins is all over DisneyNature's Penguins, but it would have been nice if the filmmakers had trusted the material they had instead of trying to force the issue with some out-of-place anthropomorphizing of their subjects.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    The storytelling device used in most Disneynature films is tired and feels like pandering to younger audiences, but the footage is indispensable -- captured by a team that is clearly fearless and remarkably careful.
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    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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