Critic Review - Observer [UK]

The film's broad smiles and big-heartedness are bracingly disingenuous, the self-referential jokes well handled. Only the affection emanating from the audience is sincere.

February 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Comments (11)
Observer [UK]

Comments

George K.

George Kovka

I may be missing it, but this doesn't come across as negative. Disingenuous in here, I believe, refers to the partial theme of the movie, and not to dissatisfaction of the delivery.

Feb 13 - 10:56 PM

Wesley Hulsbos

Wesley Hulsbos

There's always one. Always that one that HAS to kill a good score because he's an uptight cunt.

Feb 19 - 04:31 AM

Thomas Estes

Thomas Estes

Really? I think the big heartedness was real. Also you suck, this movie was awesome. I hope you get attacked by a Dalek (which I assume the UK is infested with.)

Feb 22 - 02:06 PM

Kitty Simba

Kitty Simba

Crazy. AC/DC song in a Muppet movie?

That's not creative at all. I don't remember the Muppet Movie needing outside help with the musical score. This Muppets actually threw in "Rainbow Connection" to do what? mock the sell-out commercialization-culture...while using ACDC, and other inappropriate, uncreative music fillers for an obvious lack of creativity?

I saw the Muppets review and I have to say this is the most overrated movie I've ever seen on this sight.

A nation of shallow idiots would find this entertaining. If you want to see a much better, much more creative, witty, charming, and meaningful Muppet Movie-- watch the Muppet Movie again, rather than waste your time on a movie that cashes in on a brilliant franchise with slow and clunky performance by Segal, and a misused Amy Adams. And a musical score that features fucking ACDC!

Feb 23 - 08:44 PM

Jeremy Channon

Jeremy Channon

I guess this is one way to make a name for yourself as a critic. A bit cynical and obvious though don't you think?

Mar 8 - 06:26 AM

Helen Litton

Helen Litton

Er, this is a positive review, not a negative one. 'Bracingly disingenuous' means it doesn't take itself too seriously.

Mar 20 - 04:55 AM

Bob Spencer

Bob Spencer

Wow, such negativity to this review. I thought the movie stunk. Thanks for noting the Emperor had no clothes, or few of them.

Mar 23 - 12:25 PM

David T.

David Thompson

Only the affection emanating from the audience is sincere.
Isn't that enough?

Mar 25 - 12:38 AM

Johnathan Hartel

Johnathan Hartel

What an asshat. It is obvious the people involved in making this film cared a great deal for the return of this beloved franchise. Stupid Brit.

Mar 26 - 11:29 PM

Evan Young

Evan Young

nobody likes brits.....u bloddy suck you twit!!!!!!!!! what what!!!!! ta ta

Mar 28 - 01:01 PM

Jeremy Penner

Jeremy Penner

George K and others are right, this is a positive review. Read the full review. This is the main problem I have with rotten tomatoes, they don't always get the fresh or rotten part right. And that's the most important part.

Mar 28 - 03:34 PM

IrreducibleKoan

Sean Pak

Yeah, after reading the quote and not finding anything negative about it, I curiously clicked on the full review. And despite some reservations it came off as mostly positive. With the absence of an actual grade, I believe this review should be considered fresh (unless, that is, Mr. French sent it in as rotten himself, though that would be perplexing).

Apr 17 - 05:34 PM

Nicholas Oakley

Nicholas Oakley

This is not a negative review. It is positive. Those leaving negative comments about the reviewer misunderstand his appreciation for the movie's cynicism as cynicism toward the movie. This should be recategorized as 'fresh'.

Apr 27 - 03:22 PM

Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers

Hold on? How is this bad then?

Jun 9 - 11:14 AM

Stat Jr.

Stat Jr.

I am so confused

Jun 9 - 05:55 PM

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