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Popeye Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    It is more than faint praise to say that Popeye is far, far better than it might have been, considering the treacherous challenge it presented. But avoiding disaster is not necessarily the same as success.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    Miss Duvall is superb - genteely ladylike one minute, a woman of volcanic passions the next.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's clear that this movie has an affection for Popeye, and so much regard for the sailor man that it even bothers to reveal the real truth about his opinion of spinach.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

An eccentric take on Popeye and friends.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids will hear a few instances of very mild cursing and see cartoonish fights between Popeye and several villains, including his nemesis Bluto.

  • Families can talk about remakes and nostalgia. Why make a movie that essentially reproduces a cartoon popular when many of today's parents were children? Do you think it's harder or easier than creating new characters, new themes, new stories? Is there an element of safety in remaking a once-popular cartoon?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Cartoonish fights between Popeye and several villains, including his nemesis, Bluto.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

  • language false1

    Language: A few instances of very mild cursing.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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