Paulie (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes


Paulie (1998)



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A classic family movie, ÒPaulieÓ presents a parrotÕs-eye view of the world with humor and intelligence.

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Cheech Marin
as Ignacio
Bruce Davison
as Dr. Reingold
Trini Alvarado
as Adult Marie
Matt Craven
as Warren Alweather
Laura Harrington
as Lila Alweather
Bill Cobbs
as Virgil
Peter Basch
as Grad Student #1
Emily Mura-Smith
as Grad Student #2
Hal Robinson
as Grandpa
Seth Mumy
as Jeremy
Jerry Winsett
as Mr. Tauper
Dig Wayne
as Research Assistant No. 1
Michael Leydon Campbell
as Research Assistant No. 2
Tamara Zook
as Speech Therapist
Kristie Transeau
as Veterinarian No. 2
Tia Texada
as Lupe, Ruby
Jay Mohr
as Benny, Paulie
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Critic Reviews for Paulie

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (14)

Paulie has moments of minor charm but lacks the magic to fully capture the imaginations of either children or adults.

May 12, 2008

Shalhoub gives an impressively nuanced performance in the dangerously cliched role, and Paulie -- a combination of trained parrots, animatronics, and the voice of Mohr -- comes across as a fully developed character.

May 12, 2008 | Full Review…

A perfect family movie with the intelligence, humor and hug-me moments to be a great first-date movie, too. Just remember to bring a hankie.

February 14, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film is aimed at children, I suppose, although I don't think they'll like Paulie all that much. I didn't.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There is a bland quality to the storytelling with little of the drama, comedy or sentiment really taking off.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A convenient, unprepossessing time-waster for Saturday afternoon kiddies.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Paulie

A boring kids movie with another talking animal. At least the cast has some good actors, though.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


An extremely wonderful and sadly underrated film

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Paulie is very adventureous Movie with an intelligent but too Naughty Parot. A tiny bit of everything in it. Some senti moments and lots of LOL moments.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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