Happy Feet Reviews

  • A moderately adorable, musically wacky, ecologically activist CG family comedy from George Miller.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Even in a story about singing-and-dancing fat and feather, the director George Miller cant help but go dark and deep.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Offers a sucrose-enriched upgrade to the documentary March of the Penguins.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • The dazzling animation, catchy songs and Broadway-worthy dance numbers give the film even broader appeal.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Director George Miller imbues every sequence with extraordinary fluidity and visual invention.

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • Happy Feet is one of the most visually ravishing CGI films yet rendered.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Even the wee ones may start to notice something's amiss when the movie's theme goes from "be yourself" to 'we must regulate the overfishing of the Antarctic oceans.' No, for real.

    Jordan Harper — Village Voice

  • If you fell in love with the wingless heroes of last year's documentary hit March of the Penguins, prepare to surrender completely to George Miller's computer-animated musical/adventure Happy Feet.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Happy Feet is the kind of musical comedy that might have swept the world if MGM had been based in Antarctica instead of Culver City.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The animation dazzles. The baby birds are fluffy darlings. The script has its moments, the dance bits are a blast.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • Writer and director George Miller, the artistic force behind the beloved Babe and the Babe: Pig in the City movies, brings a concern for penguins that recalls the devotion shown by March of the Penguins.

    Nancy Churnin — Dallas Morning News

  • When Happy Feet isn't being pretty darn fun, it's just plain pretty.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • 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.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • Overall, this is an enjoyable ride, despite the occasional preaching.

    Bill Zwecker — Chicago Sun-Times

  • In a genre that relies on too many forgettable wisecracking critters who talk like out-of-work sitcom story editors, Miller's eco-musical goes its own way, defying the usual formulas.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • This curious ecological parable was directed by George Miller (Babe: Pig in the City), who still has an eye and a sense of humor but on this particular outing can't get the script he wrote with three others to make much sense.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum — Chicago Reader

  • Happy Feet offers dazzling cinematic family fun, and a mad medley of tunes (songs made famous by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Earth, Wind & Fire, Queen, and Stevie Wonder, among others).

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Happy Feet is cooler than a penguin's toenails, taking what appears to be a routine animated musical comedy into rewarding, unexpected places.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Here's all you really need to know about Happy Feet: Singing penguins! Dancing penguins! Funny penguins! We're killing them! Smile for the holidays!

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Tap-dancing and R&B-singing emperor penguins make Happy Feet a fun, animated family movie, complete with adorable penguin chicks and a breathtaking icy landscape.

    Annemarie Moody — Arizona Republic

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