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PopeyeLooking for the father (Ray Walston) who deserted him as a baby, a sailor named Popeye (Robin Williams) journeys to the port town of Sweethaven. Along the way, he vies with the rough Bluto for the affections of Olive Oyl and adopts the young Sweet Pea.
Actors of "Popeye"
Characters of "Popeye"
Directors of "Popeye"Robert AltmanBirthdate: 20 February 1925, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Creators of "Popeye"Jules FeifferBirthdate: 26 January 1929, New York City, New York, USAE.C. SegarBirthdate: 8 December 1894, Chester, Illinois, USA
Critic Reviews of "Popeye"Chicago ReaderApril 16, 2007
The plotting of this 1980 feature -- outsider in a hostile environment -- is personal to Altman, though few of the feelings survive the clutter.VarietyApril 16, 2007
It is more than faint praise to say that Popeye is far, far better than it might have been, considering the treacherous challenge it presented. But avoiding disaster is not necessarily the same as success.Time OutJune 24, 2006
You wonder how on earth Altman did it; equally often, you feel you are watching a wacky masterpiece, the like of which you've never seen before.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
He takes one of the most artificial and limiting of art forms -- the comic strip -- and raises it to the level of high comedy and high spirits.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
A thoroughly charming, immensely appealing mess of a movie, often high-spirited and witty, occasionally pretentious and flat, sometimes robustly funny and frequently unintelligible.The ARTeryJuly 31, 2015
Reputation be damned, Popeye is a wonderful movie, beguiling and deeply strange. It's also a stealth remake: McCabe for kids.Common Sense MediaJanuary 02, 2011
An eccentric take on Popeye and friends.eFilmCritic.comFebruary 21, 2010
A lot of it is klutzier than you may remember it being, and it leads to a wretched climax involving the fakest-looking octopus since Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster.sbs.isJuly 10, 2007
I reeeeeaaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy hated this movie...TV GuideApril 16, 2007
A good idea gone down the drain under Altman's spotty direction.Combustible CelluloidMay 26, 2006
Most people hate this rambling, Robert Altman-directed comic strip movie, but I loved it as a kid and I still love it.MovieholeMay 12, 2005
The film's not much chop, but Williams is right at home as the spinach-swallowing sailor
Gallery of "Popeye"