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  • Director: George Miller
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Music, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 108 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. In the year of the animated movie, this one soars above them all.
  2. 91
    It's a gorgeously rendered marvel that pulls out all the stops to wow its viewers, but in spite of its crowd-pleasing ploys, it holds onto its integrity with a smart and surprisingly deep story.
  3. An animated film that challenges preconceptions about the genre and foregoes the usual romance/adventure structure.
  4. 75
    Happy Feet ends on an upbeat note with singing and dancing, but the weaknesses that precede it deflate the euphoria.
  5. Don't little ones have enough to worry about without ecological concerns popping up in family entertainment? Happy Feet should have stayed light on its feet.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    70
    Overall, however, for a children's film, it hits all the major notes. Keep it musical, keep it lively, keep it cute and, you know, if you can, slip in a moral.
  7. Let's just say this is a perfect film for penguin lovers who also are devoted members of the Green party - and leave it at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 108
  2. Negative: 45 out of 108
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    10
    lovley film...................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  2. Jan 13, 2011
    10
    Definitely amazing movie, and definitely deserved an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. One of the best animated movies in the past 5 years. Deserves the highest rating. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    8
    Great, the story is good, entertaining, and contains very significant environmental messages. But exaggeration is still present, as the adventure is not very awesome. Well, I think he deserves 8, but no more. Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2011
    7
    The movie was good. Not the best animated movie I ever seen but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wouldn't recommend it to everyone but anyone from 7-13 years old would like it. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    5
    "Happy Feet" was troublesome in my opinions. I loved the songs, but I felt that they somehow lagged the film. Yes, I know that it was trying to feel like a musical-like film, but I thought that the songs and dances dragged the film down, and it got boring at times. Its plot is okay but nothing stellar, and the feel of the movie can feel bland at times. I'm not going to lie and say that I completely enjoyed it, because I didn't. Surprised that it beat Cars at the Academy Awards, but I guess it would be better than Monster House winning. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    4
    Happy Feet made me want to cut my foot off.
    An extremely pointless and overdone film. The message is good but simple, the delivery is poor,
    the singing is in some cases vomit worthy, and above all it is not very entertaining. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2010
    0
    Uhh... turn off the TV! Horrible. Elijah Wood + Main Protagonist = Sever Displeasure. Honestly do yourslef a favour and DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE! If you want to be tortured don't choose this movie, it'll be worse than fire. Expand

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