The Simpsons Movie Reviews

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August 4, 2013
Worth every minute of the 17-year wait, The Simpsons Movie confirms Groening's creation as the smartest, funniest, most inventive cartoon in history.
August 4, 2013
This re-establishes The Simpsons as the jewel in the crown of American animation.
August 4, 2013
Though the short and breezy film is predictably clever, occasionally brilliant and unfailingly entertaining it still feels very much like an elongated episode.
August 4, 2013
The incomparable gang at full length for the first time, with enough jokes, satire, nonsense, and sentiment to justify the eighty-eight minutes.
November 3, 2012
It really is a crushing disappointment to report that The Simpsons Movie is merely average by its own lofty standards.
July 14, 2011
It's just a shame that it's just a pretty good effort rather than a fantastic one from writers who just could have done that little bit better.
April 1, 2011
The Simpsons Movie doesn't ever reach its real potential, but there's enough good material at the start to mostly make up for a draggy second half. Still, if you like the Simpsons on television, you'll like them on the big screen just as well.
August 17, 2010
though Homer himself chastises us, near the start of the movie, for paying for something we can watch on TV for free, I consider the money I put down my contribution to Groening's good cause.
July 6, 2010
What's strange about the 87-minute movie is that there's nothing strange about it.
January 27, 2010
A fitting, relevant and hilarious tribute to a 20-year phenomenon. It's definitely for fans but -- then again -- who isn't a fan?
August 27, 2009
Scarcely exploring the liberties of cinema the way the South Park movie did, The Simpsons Movie still showcases deeper and truer colors
April 23, 2009
It could be I'm missing a lot of the inside humor and subtext. But I think the movie, too, is missing a lot of subtext.
August 17, 2008
the writing of the episodes are so brilliant that the big-screen version simply lives up to the show's name
July 31, 2008
From its very first frame the movie is through and through The Simpsons and its creators have taken the time and care to make this worth a trip to the theater rather than waiting for another syndicated rerun to come on.
May 20, 2008
Hysterically funny, genuinely cinematic -- and you get to see Bart's doodle, too.
April 10, 2008
'The Simpsons Movie' only sporadically harnesses the boundless creative energy and satirical edge that earned Groening's series its reputation as one of the most sophisticated comedies in TV history. For fans, however, it is a gift long overdue.
March 3, 2008
We barely get a line from Mr. Burns, Moe, Lou and the rest of the bunch, but following Homer J. Simpson is not a bad way to spend an hour and a half of your summer.
January 23, 2008
Hardly calls for the emphasis of a feature presentation except that it's a powerful form of market engineering.
January 15, 2008
You'll be laughing the whole way through to the style of gags and set-ups the series is famous for.
January 8, 2008
One of the year's funniest theatrical releases, [but] it's also tough to shake a feeling of mild disappointment.
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