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Muppet Treasure Island Reviews

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½ July 25, 2017
Such a good and fun Muppets movie.
½ July 3, 2017
Set sail with the Muppets going to treasure Island and enjoy seeing them work as a team, you know they tend to be silly.
½ June 17, 2017
This movie is a let down. Terrible pacing, horrible story, not enough Muppets, horrible song placement, and horrible singing from the actors. Horrible. 1.5/5.
March 18, 2017
A classic. Fun story, great music. The best muppet movie.
½ September 22, 2016
3.5 stars! A very enjoyable farce and the production value is very insane for a muppets movie. While it totally works.
September 1, 2016
As a child's first exposure to the tale of Treasure Island, this isn't a bad start. The characters, both the human and classic Muppets, are very fun to watch. Tim Curry might as well be a living Muppet, so he fits right in. The songs are also extremely catchy and will have you singing them for a long time to come.

However, I must say, I feel the film hasn't aged too well. It still has its enjoyment factor, but a lot is lost in the years between childhood and seeing it as an adult. And with some many other kids films still holding up so well, you can't really make an argument that that's what happens to all these kind of films. Fun, but there are certainly better Muppet adventures to be had.
August 28, 2016
Muppet Treasure Island is a consistently entertaining and hilarious film, with all the zaniness, music, and heart the Muppets are known for.
August 13, 2016
The muppets + professional pirates = masterpiece.
½ July 21, 2016
The pirate tale has some clever lines as this is an ordinary Muppets family film with same levels, especially the humorous comic. (B)

(Full review coming soon)
June 9, 2016
The fifth addition to the Muppets' filmography falls just short of all of its predecessors.
May 1, 2016
A very, very fun entertaining Muppet movie with Tim Curry as Long John Silver. That, for a Muppet movie, is genius casting. I highly recommend checking this out.
December 14, 2015
I love the Muppets and always will, but I struggled through this.
½ September 12, 2015
I suppose this is as solid as most other Muppet movies, it was actually the slightly annoying human cast that let it down.
September 7, 2015
An extremely fun Muppets movie that has all of your favorite muppets as characters from the classic book, which is a great idea. It worked with the Christmas Carol and now it works hear. The music is good, the human cast is good, and the film has an all around great sense of adventure. It's a must see for fans of the muppets and of great family adventure films.
½ June 27, 2015
A good pirate-themed Muppet feature with a decent story, good music, and a fun adventure with the gang.
½ June 10, 2015
The ever funny Jim Henson characters in an amusing screenplay of Robert L.Stevenson classic tale.Piece of eight
January 12, 2015
Another re-telling of a classic tale through Muppet-vision: lots of jokes & gags, song & dance, and my favourite--the 4th wall break ("He's dead?! This is supposed to be a kids movie!"). The Gonzo & Rizzo team is always fun, and Tim Curry is excellent, of course. I also thoroughly enjoyed the vacationing rats using the ship for a pleasure cruise!
½ October 16, 2014
not the best some funny parts
September 27, 2014
Following the successful MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL, Brian Henson directed another literary adaptation with the Muppets, this time Robert Louis Stevenson's TREASURE ISLAND. The marriage between the two isn't quite as smooth as in the former film, though, mainly because Dickens' tale, in a way, had a "spiritual" connection to the Muppets' humor. In that case, the blend was well suited. Here the results seem at odds, because Stevenson's tale is rather gritty and doesn't really call for humor. As such, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND can feel somewhat schizophrenic at times, featuring surprisingly dark bits (a character dies at the beginning) at one moment, and sidesplitting humor the next (the "Cabin Fever" sequence, arguably the funniest scene in the picture.) That said, this film still offers a lot of entertainment value: the songs, as usual, are excellent and well-suited to the fabric of the story, and Tim Curry is delightfully devious as the villainous Long John Silver. He tears into the role with zest and villainy, and the chemistry between him and young Kevin Bishop as Jim Hawkins is great. The Muppets seem more like side-characters here, however, since the narrative arc focuses mostly on the Jim-Silver conflict. (One could say the same about MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL, too, but again, that's only because the match was ideal.) Still, it's fun to watch Kermit as a ship's captain having a sword fight with Curry at the film's climax, and as usual, Gonzo and Rizzo are a riot. Despite the sometimes jarring mixture of the material with the silly humor and uneven tone shifts, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND is nonetheless great fun.
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