The Muppet Movie Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 17, 2013
As expected, Fozzie the Bear and the old geezers Statler and Waldorf receive the lion's share of the choice lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
August 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 2, 2013
'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 | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
November 25, 2011
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 | Original Score: A+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 21, 2011
The most condensed and purified expression of the starry-eyed optimistic humanism that defined all of Henson's best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
First Muppet movie is a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
January 16, 2009
The Muppets were formally inventive long before Charlie Kaufman came on the scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 13, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Richard Luck
Film4
May 6, 2008
One of the funniest family films of the 1970s.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 6, 2008
Cute without being insipid, funny without being childish, The Muppet Movie contains enough magic to please all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
May 6, 2008
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 14, 2006
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 7, 2006
...a passable but awfully slight big screen introduction to Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppets...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 17, 2005
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
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
November 28, 2005
The Muppet Movie has never suffered, still one of many great reasons to be a movie buff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
There's always room in movies for unbridled amiability when it's governed by intelligence and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
April 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 4, 2005
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