Penguin Bloom

95 mins
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Naomi Watts is a paralysed wife and mother who, along with her photographer husband (Andrew Lincoln, TV's The Walking Dead),... More

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Penguin Bloom | Ratings & Reviews

"Heavy-handed in tone and thin on character development."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"The movie won't stop treating you like an idiot."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Underscores every sentiment and tugs every heartstring with wincing insistence."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The film's emotional manipulations work, even if they're obvious."


"It’s not not inspiring, but neither does it lift the spirit to new heights."


"There is bloom for improvement."

New York PostNew York Post

"(Watts) delivers beautiful and resonant work as Sam."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"There is a quiet simplicity to the telling of this inspirational story which really (resonates)..."


"The Blooms have a lot of heart. You're unlikely to forget them."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"The script by Harry Cripps coffers few real revolutionary and revelatory moments outside of the “overcoming adversity movie” playbook,"


"It treats a very emotional, layered situation with blunt, on-the-nose storytelling."

"Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln bring dignity and seriousness to what might've been a painfully sappy tale of rebirth..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Mostly avoids the pitfalls of dated and offensive inspiration-porn movies of yore..."


"The path there might be predictable, but there is still something beautiful when it really takes flight."


"An old-fashioned throwback for families in search of something safe and superhero-free..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Could boost your spirits and serve as a very effective reminder of what we can overcome with the people we love."


"It's a credit to Watts's performance and Ivin's understated direction that this woozy vision of emotional and physical healing sings."

Time OutTime Out

Penguin Bloom | Details

PG, Mild themes and coarse language
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
Australia, USA

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