The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

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Surreally goofy and entertaining for both children and their parents.

68%

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78%

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Movie Info

In this lively animated adventure, undersea oddball SpongeBob SquarePants and his starfish friend, Patrick, embark on a quest to clear the name of Mr. Krabs, the owner of the Krusty Krab restaurant, who has been framed for stealing the crown of ocean deity King Neptune. Leaving the familiar confines of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob and Patrick venture out towards Shell City, where they hope to find Neptune's crown, but numerous obstacles stand (or float) in their way.

Cast & Crew

Tom Kenny
SpongeBob, Narrator, Gary, Clay, Tough Fish #2, Twin #2, Houston Voice
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Bill Fagerbakke
Patrick Star, Fish #2, Chum Customer, Local Fish
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Clancy Brown
Mr. Krabs
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Rodger Bumpass
Squidward, Fish #4
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Mr. Lawrence
Plankton , Fish #7 , Attendant #2, Lloyd
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Alec Baldwin
Dennis
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David Hasselhoff
Himself
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Jeffrey Tambor
King Neptune
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Jill Talley
Karen, The Computer Wife , Old Lady
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Albie Hecht
Executive Producer
Gina Shay
Executive Producer
Derek Drymon
Executive Producer
Jerzy Zielinski
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Lynn Hobson
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Derek Drymon
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Critic Reviews for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (88) | Rotten (41)

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie takes on rather too much water during its extended feature-length submersion.

    December 1, 2008

    Todd McCarthy

    Variety
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  • The Nickelodeon cartoon series about an oceanic sponge and his starfish sidekick washes onto the big screen with a tide of weak one-liners, exaggerated reactions, and vaguely nauseating gags.

    May 20, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Anyone expecting anything more risky will be sadly disappointed.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • hile there is something a little familiar about the use of a journey narrative, and the hint of an uplifting message at the end of the film, the breezy insouciance, gleeful absurdity and wacky innocence of the series remains.

    January 17, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Even when it misses the mark, SpongeBob drips with originality.

    February 8, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Could SpongeBob, all gangly goodwill and ice cream appetite, be the anarchic savior for our stressed-out times?

    November 23, 2004 | Full Review…

    Ed Park

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Audience Reviews for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

  • Dec 18, 2015
    This movie was crowned for SpongeBob's true last moments before his downfall afterwards.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2015
    Plankton is once again trying to steal the secret formula of Krabby Patty, but now that he has got the Bikini Bottom citizens under mind control, It's up to Spongebob and Patrick to save the day. Silly but definitely pleasing for the fans, Spongebob Squarepants Movie will not disappoint fans.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2014
    Big fan of Spongebob in my younger days the film could of been better but it was cool to see him be popular enough to have his own film in cinema.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2012
    I'm a huge fan of Spongebob seasons 1-3, which is basically the Golden Age of the show. After this film, the show went downhill and now lacks the smartly written humor it had before. Honestly, almost every episode of the first three seasons are great. I come to this film and vent my anger because it's the turning point of the show... into lame, unfunny, trite. But the film itself is alright; the humor is hit and miss.
    Eric S Super Reviewer

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