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Popeye
Popeye
Actors: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts
PG     2003     1hr 54min

The classic comic strip and cartoon hero comes to life in Robert Altman's film adaptation of the adventures of the spinach-munching sailor. After he's thrown from his ship during a storm, Popeye (Robin Williams) finds refu...  more »

     

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Actors: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Superheroes, Robin Williams, Adventure, Musicals
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Original Release Date: 12/12/1980
Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/1980
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Tara C. from STATEN ISLAND, NY
Reviewed on 2/8/2015...
always loved Robin Williams. He is Amazing in this too!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nancy I. (Nimsy) from WISE, NC
Reviewed on 5/26/2010...
Before seeing this movie, would you ever have thought it would be possible for humans to re-create Popeye and Olive Oyl? That's part of the fun of this movie, boosted by Robin Williams' zany approach to his role.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

REBELLION!
Justin (countderochefort@yahoo.com) | Detroit, USA | 10/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I will go mad if I hear one more critic say that Popeye is a mess, or one more person laugh and look at me strange when I bring up this movie. This movie is a work of art. The songs are works of art. Shelley Duvall's Olive Oil is a work of art. The lines Robin Williams mumbles so you have to watch the movie ten times to hear them are a work of art. The set is, the plot is. Did I say the music is? You're going to tell me that Shelley Duval dancing about oddly on the deck singing he needs me, he needs me, isn't just absolutely perfect!? And that whole Fooey, fooey scene! I'm gonna do one of those twist up my arm punches to the next person that says this movie was a travesty for Williams or show boating by Altman or anything else! AUGHHHHH! thanks for listening."
Believe those who reviewed it here, NOT the critics.
Justin (countderochefort@yahoo.com) | 09/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really do not know how this film flopped in the Box Office:Just like every reviewer (not weird critics) who wrote here, I believe this is an extraordinary movie.One of the critics wrote that it is boring? I really really really cannot see if the guy is talking about this movie or another. If you wanna see for yourself just skim the other reviews:This is a movie that has been watched tens and hundreds of times by those who own it. Boring? I do not know of any other movie that can withstand repeated viewing like this one, nor that has been so reported by its most positive reviewers.Our whole family has watched this film for hundreds of times, other reviewers also mention similar numbers.Why?1- The script is unbelievable: Popeye (Williams) is blabbering all the time (as well as other chartacters): Somebody is always saying something, and each time we watch the movie again, we find new jokes, and in good style.We know those who produced the film did not rip-us off. Many movies that made much better at the box office cannot stand to be viewed twice.2- The characters are a real Popeye movie come to life: Every one is the real cartoon come to life, the way you have them stored in your imagination. This is a delight not available in any similar movie.3- Any person seeking to see a Popeye movie is not interested in the issues discussed by the critics... come on guys, are they reviewing Gone With The Wind?This is a perfect Popeye movie; and if that's what you want you will see it at least 10 times... guaranteed.Too bad about the reviews; I even saw an interview with Robin Williams and let me tell you, when this film was mentioned he was really "embarrassed". We love his style and comedy in his other movies but we do not agree with him timid attitude: We believe this is one of his best films."
Where ain't me Swee'Pea on DVD?!
J Adams | San Francisco, CA USA | 05/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Quite possibly the most misunderstood movie of the 20th century! Even it's lead actor Robin Williams and director Robert Altman don't speak fondly of this picture. Well, shame on them all! They should be busk right in the mush! This movie hands down, is the very best adaptation of a cartoon to film that has EVER been made. No other movie has EVER been so perfectly cast!! The costume designs by Scott Bushnell are superb! And I could go on and on about the set!! I really felt as if I was transported directly into Sweethaven. I have never seen a film so brilliantly executed. Has an incredible soundtrack and a beautifully written script. It's rather interesting that Altman doesn't like the flick, simply because of the obvious care taken to deliver a product so true and respectful to the original cartoon series. To this day I think there should be a sequel made with the Sea-Hag and the Goons. But nothing seems to account for good taste. Its a shame to think that the film transfer to DVD for this movie will probably be poor considering nobody will invest there time or money into something they believe is a waste. I have loved this movie since I was ten, and I love it just as much 21 years later. Man, has it been that long? I've seen this movie well over thirteen times, and it deserves praise. I am proud to have it in my collection. No movie like it has come since. And I doubt one ever will!"