The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Critics Consensus

Surreally goofy and entertaining for both children and their parents.

69%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 128

78%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 245,043
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Something nefarious is afloat in the depths of Bikini Bottom: King Neptune's crown has been stolen, and the prime suspect is Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's boss at Mr. Krabs' Krabby Patties. Despite the overwhelming evidence against Mr. Krabs -- not to mention having been turned down for a long-awaited promotion at the restaurant -- SpongeBob (voice of Tom Kenny) refuses to believe that his boss is responsible and teams up with his best friend, Patrick (voice of Bill Fagerbakke), on a mission to Shell City, where he hopes he can exonerate Mr. Krabs and return the crown to its rightful owner. Of course, this is no easy task; once outside the safety of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob is faced with the overwhelming dangers of the sea, not the least of which being a cyclops that many believe to be responsible for the deaths of countless other unfortunate sea-creatures who ventured outside county lines. Among those who lent their vocal chords to the film include Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor, and Alec Baldwin. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast

Tom Kenny
as SpongeBob SquarePants
Rodger Bumpass
as Squidward
Bill Fagerbakke
as Patrick Star
Clancy Brown
as Mr. Krabs

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  • 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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