The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)


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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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Patchett, Frank Oz, Jay Tarses
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for The Muppets Take Manhattan

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

A genuinely fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment.

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | August 11, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 23, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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 e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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