Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic 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. 100
    Happy Feet is not only the year's best animated movie, it's one of the year's best movies, period. Go.
  3. You should see Happy Feet--not only because it's stupendous, but also because it features the best dancing you'll see on the screen this year.
  4. 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.
  5. What's truly surprising about Happy Feet is not its giddily brilliant entertainment, its intimate knowledge of the culture or its toe-tapping music. It's how commonplace these qualities have become in computer-animated movies… Happy Feet may be just one of the crowd, but what a great crowd it is.
  6. 88
    In a year rich with animation options, Happy Feet stands head and shoulders above its competition.
  7. An animated film that challenges preconceptions about the genre and foregoes the usual romance/adventure structure.
  8. Miller's global harmonizing never feels preachy -- he's too busy cramming Happy Feet with enough entertainment for three movies.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 224 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 107
  2. Negative: 44 out of 107
  1. Mar 5, 2011
    This has to be one of the most boring movie I have ever watched, there isn't a good thing that I can find about this movie, kids and adults of all ages will hate this movie. Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2011
    The story of "Happy Feet" doesn't really appeal to the audience, but the cheerful songs do.
  3. May 1, 2011
    Visually spectacular, but Happy Feet seems to not know when to end its tedious, seemingly unending story, and thus makes itself the runt in the litter of movies that won Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Full Review »