The Muppets (2011)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Clever, charming, and heartfelt, The Muppets is a welcome big screen return for Jim Henson's lovable creations that will both win new fans and delight longtime devotees.


Movie Info

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their … More

Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor)
Genre: Comedy , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Henson, Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, Nick Stoller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 20, 2012
Box Office: $88.6M
Runtime:
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Tex Richman

as CDE Executive

as Kermit/Beaker/Statle...

as Miss Piggy/Fozzie Be...

as Gonzo/Bunsen Honeyde...

as Swedish Chef/Rowlf/D...

as Scooter/Janice/Miss ...

as Sgt. Floyd Pepper/Ca...

as Walter

as Tour Guide

as Grandfather

as "Punch Teacher" Host

as Human Walter

as Moderator

as Elderly Asian Man

as Elderly Asian Woman

as Junior CDE Executive

as TV Executive

as Reporter One

as Reporter Two

as TV Executive

as "Punch Teacher" Kid

as Gary Age 6

as Gary Age 9

as Gary Age 13

as Laughing Kid

as Laughing Kid

as Laughing Kid

as Miss Piggy's Recepti...

as Herself

as Herself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Postman
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Critic Reviews for The Muppets

All Critics (210) | Top Critics (46)

Serving as both a wondrous stroll down your childhood and a fantastic introduction to Kermit and company, this is a warmly inspired nostalgia kick that will delight both longtime fans and endear the franchise to a new generation.

Full Review… | April 18, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

What is a Muppet? Is it something one is born? Is it something one chooses? Is it a state of mind? Is it a lifestyle?

Full Review… | March 19, 2014
Flick Filosopher

The Muppets never went away, and "The Muppets" is a celebration of that. It's time to play the music, and it's time to light the lights.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013
Deadspin

The giddiness that Jim Henson & Friends brought to the original Muppets is missing. The antic energy, the old vaudeville/TV variety show references are just plain alien to modern kids.

Full Review… | December 28, 2012
Tribune News Service

A Muppet film that not only lives up to the franchise legacy and, for some, might just end up being one of their all-time favorite adventures with Kermit and the gang.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012
ScreenRant

The muppets are back, just like we remember them, with catchy tunes and meta humor. Also, a great cast of cameo appearances is paired with a fun story and iconic characters that haven't been detrimentally modernized.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012
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Audience Reviews for The Muppets

½

"The Muppets" may be one of the corniest films of 2011, but it is happily one of the best. Jason Segel and Amy Adams lead the Muppets back to stardom, as a new Muppet (Walter) is fantasized of one day meeting the entire gang. When he travels to see them, he realizes that the Muppets studio is going to be torn down by a ruthless billionaire in order to savage the oil underneath. In order to save the theatre, the Muppets must perform one last show. After breaking the fourth wall countless times, having numerous (fantastical) musical numbers, a charming script, and an overwhelmingly joyful amount of cameos, "The Muppets" definitely concludes with a heartwarming lesson that will have all families (fans or not) applauding in tears. The jokes are endlessly funny and there is never a dull moment (disney pun). I absolutely loved the Muppets, but it does have it's moments of being a little over-cheesy and a few times will overshadow the story when they address the audience, but that will not stop me from calling this movie fantastic! "The Muppets" are back!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

i have to start by saying that i grew up on the muppets, that im a huge fan, that i loved watching this film, and that i thought it was very solid, thus the solid score. i had some big issues, but lets start with the good. well, really the only good we need is the muppets. theyre just amazing. i dont own a kermit watch, but i understand walter's fandom. we should really be getting a new muppets film every few years. however, i had some issues here as well. my kids laughed at the fart jokes, but they are really sub standard for muppets material, and felt out of place. the big show that the film led to was very underwhelming. i hoped for something involved. the celebrity appearances were also underwhelming, and a bit disappointing in terms of purpose. the end was rushed and very anti climactic, and was weakened by an obvious plot hole in the development of the major conflict in the film. and my biggest issue was that the entire plot device of "we dont talk and need to get the band back together" undermines the frequency of their activity over the past few years, such as their network Christmas special just a couple of years ago, and the establishment of their lore and material of previous muppets films and tv shows. i know it sounds like im being overly critical of a movie with a bunch of puppets, but they are more than puppets to me. it didnt have to be perfect, but i did want the film to respect previous continuity of the characters, and this is one of the main things i felt that it was weak in. i was also disappointed that we didnt get any rizzo. apparently he was in a scene, but he didnt speak, and i missed him altogether. overall, i actually did really enjoy it, im glad it got made, and i hope that we dont have to wait too long to see these characters again.

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

½

Fun. Silly. Stupid.

cchclaw
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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