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The Muppet Movie Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

As expected, Fozzie the Bear and the old geezers Statler and Waldorf receive the lion's share of the choice lines.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 17, 2013
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

while The Muppet Movie is certainly entertaining, the shift to a coherent, linear, feature-length narrative deprives the film the show's brilliantly structured inanity

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

With his Muppets, Henson found a balance between fuzzy post-hippie positivism and self-deprecating wit, and he added in the same quality that made many of the era's cultural phenomena so charming: simple problem-solving.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2013
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'The Muppet Movie' is one big road trip, and like 'The Blues Brothers' there's a payoff not just at the end, but around nearly every corner. Music only sweetens the deal.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

August 2, 2013
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

This isn't about one sock puppet's search to be all that he can be. It's about a community combining their talents to bring joy to the world.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: A+

November 25, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The most condensed and purified expression of the starry-eyed optimistic humanism that defined all of Henson's best work.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

November 21, 2011
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

First Muppet movie is a classic.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2010
Josh Larsen

The Muppets were formally inventive long before Charlie Kaufman came on the scene.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 4/4

January 16, 2009
Richard Luck

One of the funniest family films of the 1970s.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 6, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Cute without being insipid, funny without being childish, The Muppet Movie contains enough magic to please all ages.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

May 6, 2008
John Skow
TIME Magazine
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The transition from the yank-'em-off-if-they-bomb lunacy of the TV show to the coherent narration of the film is not a complete success.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 6, 2008
Variety Staff
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Jim Henson, Muppet originator, and Frank Oz, creative consultant, have abandoned the successful format of their vidshow, and inserted their creations into a well-crafted combo of musical comedy and fantasy adventure.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 6, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Not only was The Muppet Movie a great children's movie in 1979, one that viewers of all ages could enjoy, but it's still a great children's movie today.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

April 14, 2006

Time Out
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Slapstick chases and weak movie references look tired, while the attitude towards Miss Piggy and Camilla the Chicken is, well, less than progressive.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a passable but awfully slight big screen introduction to Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppets...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 7, 2006
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Few family films have the breadth of appeal of The Muppet Movie, the best screen evidence of the Muppeteers' dedication to magnificent illusion. [new DVD review]

| Original Score: 4/4

December 17, 2005
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

The Muppet Movie has never suffered, still one of many great reasons to be a movie buff.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

November 28, 2005
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Regardless of your interpretation, it's a movie that's great to share with parents, with siblings, or with children, and it maintains a mature comedic edge that will leave multiple generations enjoying the same experience.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 1, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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There's always room in movies for unbridled amiability when it's governed by intelligence and wit.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 9, 2005
Staci Layne Wilson

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January 4, 2005
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