Penelope

Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
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  1. 38
    Penelope is dead on arrival.
  2. 38
    Under Mark Palansky's uninspired direction, magic eludes Penelope in scene after scene.
  3. 38
    This story could have gone in a number of more inspiring allegorical directions but winds up your average bedtime story instead.
  4. Penelope was in a trough of trouble before the oink on the script was dry.
  5. A hopeless jumble of visual and linguistic styles.
  6. Is there anything more dull than an ineptly cynical fairy tale?
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Sep 5, 2014
    8
    The film isnt perfect, but it is a sweet little romcom. Both leads are very good with nice chemistry. Certianly deserved a better responseThe film isnt perfect, but it is a sweet little romcom. Both leads are very good with nice chemistry. Certianly deserved a better response from the critics. Full Review »
  2. SammieH.
    Aug 11, 2008
    8
    This is such a GOOD movie!! I recommend this movie to everyone!!
  3. MorganF
    Jul 23, 2008
    6
    A pretty decent modern day fairytale. It was surprisingly funny, but I could spot the whole Max/Johnny plot twist a mile off. I didn't A pretty decent modern day fairytale. It was surprisingly funny, but I could spot the whole Max/Johnny plot twist a mile off. I didn't like how she didn't stay a pig face. Thats a nice message for you, as soon as you except yourself, you will change. It was pretty predictable anyway. Take this from a teen girl who lives for romances. Full Review »