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 EdelsteinFull Review
Was I enchanted, entertained or even diverted for its 108-minute running time? Not really.
-Andrew SarrisFull Review
I think kids will love it, because the penguins are cute.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
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 MorgensternFull Review
The dazzling animation, catchy songs and Broadway-worthy dance numbers give the film even broader appeal.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
Imagine March of the Penguins with a pop soundtrack. Or maybe An Inconvenient Truth with Al Gore doing his best Donald O'Connor impression. It's quite the mash-up, as intended, and it's cooler than a South Pole skinny dip.
-Peter HowellFull Review
An ambitious, sporadically intriguing, occasionally hilarious but weird pastiche of grab-bag references to pop-culture history.
-Tom KeoghFull Review
Don't little ones have enough to worry about without ecological concerns popping up in family entertainment? Happy Feet should have stayed light on its feet.
-Ruthe SteinFull Review
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).
Robin Williams saves Happy Feet.
-Roger MooreFull Review
The production numbers are delightful, but the musical fun is marooned in cliched storytelling.
-Lisa RoseFull Review
George Miller's Happy Feet may be the 10th animated film this year with talking critters -- but, trust me, you're probably going to want to see the best feature-length cartoon since The Incredibles, no matter what your age.
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 MathewsFull Review
In a year rich with animation options, Happy Feet stands head and shoulders above its competition.
-Peter DebrugeFull Review
The animation dazzles. The baby birds are fluffy darlings. The script has its moments, the dance bits are a blast.
-Amy BiancolliFull Review
[Writer/director] Miller has tried to make three or four different movies at once, the result occasionally lapsing into a state of noisy incoherence.
-Jason AndersonFull Review
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 LongFull Review
For all the time, effort, and song royalties lavished on Happy Feet, the new computer-animated blockbuster spends much of its time dancing on thin ice.
-John MonaghanFull Review
When's the last time a movie that championed the environment made you want to get up and dance?
When Happy Feet isn't being pretty darn fun, it's just plain pretty.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review
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 ChurninFull Review
Overall, this is an enjoyable ride, despite the occasional preaching.
-Bill ZweckerFull Review
Happy Feet is one of the most visually ravishing CGI films yet rendered.
-Ty BurrFull Review
After everything from March of the Penguins to Madagascar, you may think you've seen enough penguins, but you've never seen them like this.
-Kenneth TuranFull Review
Even in a story about singing-and-dancing fat and feather, the director George Miller cant help but go dark and deep.
-Manohla DargisFull Review
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 MoodyFull Review
Happy Feet is cooler than a penguin's toenails, taking what appears to be a routine animated musical comedy into rewarding, unexpected places.
Director George Miller imbues every sequence with extraordinary fluidity and visual invention.
-Desson ThomsonFull Review
This isn't some overreaching Pixar wanna-be, but a rich, absorbing story that isn't content to dazzle you with effects, but rouse your spirits.
-Gene SeymourFull Review