Miss Potter Reviews

Page 1 of 3
November 17, 2011
March 17, 2007
March 9, 2007
Miss Potter is as seamless, comfortable and tidy as a Peter Rabbit story, all scones and biscuits, quietly punctuated by tolerable naughtiness.
March 9, 2007
One of those films that commits few egregious errors, but scales few real heights. There is nothing either terribly wrong or keenly right about it. It's tidy, I suppose.
March 8, 2007
If the source material is soft, the film then takes another punch with the casting of Renée Zellweger in the title role. She overflows with tics and twitches that make the author seem vaguely deranged.
March 8, 2007
With Miss Potter, Renee Zellweger has won back that precious thing that stardom rips away and the tabloids won't let you reclaim: her charm.
February 3, 2007
Unbearably, the script accommodates a quaking courtship between the slightly dotty Potter and her devoted young publisher, ho exchange romantic byplay such as, "You and rabbits -- extraordinary!" and "I recently remembered a story...about a duck!"
January 16, 2007
A grave disappointment.
January 12, 2007
The thinness shows -- there isn't much of a story. Beatrix starts out as a feisty, idiosyncratic, talented gal and, save for a momentary lapse after a brush with tragedy, remains so right to the end of the bunny trail.
January 12, 2007
Miss Potter gives us only the bedtime version of the Beatrix Potter story, perhaps appropriately so given the subject matter and target audience, which will likely be captivated by the film's undemanding narrative.
January 10, 2007
Miss Potter, right to the end, is the definition of a nice movie, and that makes it a genuine oddball in a universe of increasingly distressed and uncivilized pop culture.
Top Critic
January 10, 2007
I found it slight but enchanting, which is not the same thing as slightly enchanting.
January 8, 2007
The story really grows on you and it's very sweet and it's beautiful to look at.
January 8, 2007
If the movie is respectful and factually informative, it's also tightly corseted -- in dramatic terms.
January 8, 2007
It will certainly play well with older audiences and the kind of adolescent girls who draw faces in their O's.
January 8, 2007
Feels more lightweight than it should and simultaneously not magical enough.
January 6, 2007
The film's wholesome, freshly scrubbed tedium suggests literary history drained of life and preserved in formaldehyde.
January 6, 2007
Watching this horrifically twee film is like having your face pushed into a bowl of pot-pourri for 90 minutes in a two-star B&B somewhere in Cumbria.
January 5, 2007
The uncertain rhythms and stresses of the piece suggest that they didn't know whether they were making a romance, a biography or a bedtime story. Miss Potter is all three, of course. And all are very engaging -- and happily G-rated.
January 5, 2007
All-too-tasteful film, which is apparently aimed at mothers and daughters with far too much time on their hands.
Page 1 of 3