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The Muppets Reviews

Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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A film bursting at the seams with sheer, unadulterated joy: watch it, and the world seems just that little bit brighter...

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2012
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It may not entirely work as a movie, but The Muppets shines as a piece of touching pop nostalgia.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 3, 2012
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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The purity of the nostalgia turns this franchise film into a love letter to childhood.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 5, 2011
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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You can rest easy - if you have previously loved the Muppets, you will likely currently love The Muppets.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A-

November 24, 2011
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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The chorus of one of the songs declares, 'I've got everything that I need, right in front of me.' For 120 minutes, that's precisely how I felt.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

November 24, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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[Filmmakers] hew close to the essential innocence informing the Muppets' silliness.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

November 23, 2011
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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The Muppets is a triumph of simplicity, innocence and goofy jokes. It's a triumph of felt.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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A mixed bag then: The Muppets isn't the best or the worst of Kermit's big-screen capers. At least it's a reminder that here's one frog who isn't about to croak.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

November 23, 2011
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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It's nice to see the band back together. And when Kermit busts out the banjo for "Rainbow Connection," you might even go for your lighter.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 23, 2011
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Like Statler and Waldorf, older viewers may kvetch and cavil about the details, but when that red velvet curtain goes up, we wouldn't give up our balcony seats for the world.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 23, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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No fourth wall is safe in The Muppets, and that's a great piece of news.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

November 23, 2011
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The Muppet charm, always more at home within the intimate frame of a TV set, is gone here.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 23, 2011
Linda Holmes
NPR
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Segel and his team are not Jim Henson -- but they've done justice to the lovers and the dreamers.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 23, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Is it perfect? No. Is it a lot of fun and does it successfully revive this inspired franchise? Absolutely and let's seriously hope so. A world without Kermit is just too hard to face.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

November 23, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Except for a few good zingers from balcony dwellers Statler and Waldorf, there isn't much here for mom and dad.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 23, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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During the movie's best moments, I recalled exactly what my long-gone father's roars of laughter sounded like.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 23, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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"The Muppets" is both a delightful family film about the Muppets and a winking, self-referential satire about how lame the Muppets are.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 23, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Muppets treats its titular heroes with affection and respect, even as Fozzie Bear shows off his "fart shoes" and toilet humor abounds.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The Muppet relaunch is as it should be: the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational treat you could wish for on a holiday weekend.

Full Review Source: New York Post

November 23, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Muppet franchise is revitalized with "The Muppets," a funny, wickedly self-aware musical that opens by acknowledging they've outlived their shelf life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Kids today will have the same kind of fun at The Muppets they have at all films of this kind. Adults, however, will connect in a deeper way.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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The Muppet legacy is in no way sullied, but the over-the-moon magic is missing. They should try Hare Krishna.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2011
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Desperately trying to appeal to not just the Gen Xers who grew up with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Dr. Teeth, but also the tykes who've never even heard of Jim Henson, The Muppets has none of the easy confidence of the original TV show or the 1979 movie.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 22, 2011
Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News
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The film is loaded with everything Muppets fans love: loopy musical production numbers, very funny montages, some hilarious asides and weird little moments.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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I've never seen a movie so perfectly balanced between unabashed nerdiness and hipness. It's transcendent that way.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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There are a few stumbles, but not too many, and by the time Gary and Walter get to a showstopping number that asks the burning question - "Am I a man, or a Muppet?" - you are completely hooked.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 22, 2011
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Blending self-deprecating comic asides with high-spirited showmanship, the movie captures the essence of Jim Henson's classic 1970s TV show and 1979's The Muppet Movie.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"The Muppets" made me feel warm and Fozzie.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2011
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Even when it gets bogged down in angst and misconceived moments -- a Muppetized take on "We Built This City" belongs on the cutting-room floor -- The Muppets remains fundamentally likeable.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 22, 2011
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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The plot, as you may well imagine, is secondary to the barrage of jokes, songs, fourth-wall violations, and occasional celebrity cameos that are part and parcel of the big-screen Muppet experience.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

November 22, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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"The Muppets," the troupe's first film in more than a decade, is a more aggressively absurd antidote to what it calls "a hard, cynical world." Happily, it works.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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It's time to see the Muppets, it's time to see this show.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 22, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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"The Muppets" is clever and current without being cynical, smart without being condescending, funny without being exclusionary to grown-ups or to kids.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 22, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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They're still all great fun (even if, with Jim Henson gone and Frank Oz not participating, not everyone sounds quite as they did at the beginning).

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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These are the same old, adorable Muppets, as sweetly innocent and likable as ever. Winking at itself, the movie is casually, amusingly self-reflexive.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 22, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It's fun to spend time with these characters again.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Those who fondly remember "The Muppet Show" will get a kick out of seeing old friends again; those who don't just might realize what they missed.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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A delighted woman behind me almost needed oxygen as she watched Camilla and her singing chicken gals do a cheeky, clucking rendition of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You."

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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No matter who you're taking to the movies, and even if you're going by yourself, you can't go wrong with this one.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 21, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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For kids, blessedly unironic by nature until wised up by nurture, the movie is just shiny, funny, and filled with songs...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

November 21, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The Muppets may have been born out of a desire to revive a dormant franchise that was once a cash cow, but there isn't a single beat in the film that feels crass or opportunistic. This one is from the heart.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 21, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The challenge Disney has with The Muppets is to show a new generation what the fuss was all about. Slam-dunk. The movie slaps a smile on your face you won't want to wipe off.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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If Segel's efforts aren't quite sensational, that's okay. They're still inspirational, celebrational and - most important - Muppetational, a concept that's been in sadly short supply as of late.

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

November 21, 2011
David Germain
Associated Press
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"The Muppets'' marks a very welcome return for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of Jim Henson's creations after a 12-year big-screen absence.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 19, 2011
Justin Chang
Variety
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Effortlessly blending wised-up, self-reflexive humor with old-fashioned let's-put-on-a-show pizzazz, The Muppets is an unexpected treat

Full Review Source: Variety

November 18, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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A mostly winning return for childhood favorites from a prior century looks to accomplish its goal of pleasing old fans and winning new ones.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 18, 2011
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