The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Muppets Take Manhattan1984

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)




Critic Consensus: If it's not quite as sharp as The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan is still a smart, delightfully old-fashioned tale that follows the formula established by the first two movies -- a madcap adventure assisted by a huge group of human stars.

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Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit and be able to marry Miss Piggy, he cannot find backers. The Muppets are then forced to take jobs to support themselves, and it is while working as a waiter that Kermit meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald). Jennie is the daughter of the owner of the restaurant and a source of great jealousy for Miss Piggy, who does not like competition. With stunning musical numbers involving a hundred or so Muppets and on-scene locations in New York City, the film is impressive in its merging of technical achievements and acting. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Muppets Take Manhattan

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

A genuinely fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment.

May 20, 2008 | Full Review…

The movie is breezily fun and every bit as entertaining as its predecessors.

May 20, 2008 | Full Review…

During the 94 minutes of this delightful movie, the Muppets graduate from college, hit New York, are parted and reunited minutes before curtain-up, with Kermit saved from amnesia by a right hook from Miss Piggy.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

The fact that this plot is not original does not deter you, Kermit, nor should it. It's still a good plot.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite including some of the darkest overtones of any of the Muppet movies, [it] is undoubtedly the sweetest and most nakedly good-natured, almost to the point of dysfunction.

November 23, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Maybe the least-appreciated and best Muppet movie.

December 15, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Muppets Take Manhattan

Not the best of the Muppet films, alittle dull actually but there are still some excellent set pieces, the Muppets all riding bikes, the Mahattan scenes all look nice but the Broadway scenes are kinda plain and abit tooooo theatrical haha Its just missing that zany Muppet magic, just abit too flat, still a better movie than most kiddie films these days, pure family fun.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

The best of the Muppets.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A great Creation from the mind of Jim Henson, with great songs, puppetry, plot, and acting. The only i didn't like was the random moment when kermit gets amnesia and i just thought it was useless for the movie

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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