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Muppets From Space Reviews

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Brian Orndorf

In terms of Jim Henson-style wonderment and overall cleverness, "Muppets from Space" comes up short. It's entertaining enough, but lacks the magic the Muppets are so skilled at summoning.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

August 24, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Plenty of jokes and mayhem to keep kids and parents amused.

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

December 26, 2010
Michael Dequina

A wild and funny tale.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

November 29, 2009
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The Muppets are still a pure delight to watch, and this is the best post-Henson movie they've produced.

| Original Score: B-

December 6, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Witty, warm-hearted!

September 4, 2002

"Fooll Preece-a Feetoore" says the Swedish Chef!

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

September 2, 2002
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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The balance of character, plot, irreverent humor and innate decency that made some of the earlier Muppet movies so welcome is lost.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Muppets from Space proves that, without a solid script, a Muppet movie can be just as bad as any other dud.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The new Muppets movie lacks the kind of excitement the first ones generated.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
John Hartl
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Some of this is fun, some of it is extraneous, and by the end of Muppets From Space it's hard to tell the difference.

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
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Thin in its ideas and surprises.

January 1, 2000
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

It's not the plot that's important with these things, it's the jokes, and that's the problem, what should be a real laugh-fest is only moderately amusing.

| Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

It's neither very witty nor a particularly original animatronic puppet adventure.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

January 1, 2000
Rod Dreher
New York Post
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Draggy and awfully thin!

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Doesn't have the right awe and wonder!

January 1, 2000
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

If Animal, always mercifully succinct, were doing this review, he might have written: 'Snore!'

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Ethan Alter
Village Voice
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All of the characters have been replaced by humorless pod creatures.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Muppets were once devilish and sly, but this ploddingly whimsical musical caper, which uses too many '70s soul songs to signify its rainbow-demographic cred, is enough to make you want to see them get slapped around by the Teletubbies!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

Muppets from Space is a broad, silly, fairly charming piece!

Full Review Source: Scott Renshaw's Screening Room | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Widgett Walls

Some of the jokes might aim a bit too high for the youngsters, but don't worry--Pepe the Prawn in a ballerina outfit is just around the corner.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
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