Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Dec 10, 2013
    30
    Where Attenborough's script lent an air of dignity to the shorter film, Allen's reading of Philip LaZebnik's cutesy narration has a canned feel, and is unlikely to connect with viewers too young to appreciate cliched humor about the joys of bachelorhood versus the duties of parenting.
  2. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Dec 10, 2013
    30
    The inherent cinematic potential of one of nature's cutest animals rescues the film from being a total waste of time.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Dec 19, 2013
    20
    The dull Adventures of the Penguin King is definitely the laziest of the waddle-coms to win theatrical release.

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