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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie Reviews

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Cole Smithey
January 10, 2011
The questions that the religious right needs to ask are how and why they ever confused homosexuality with pedophilia. Not only does blurring this issue do gays a disservice, it lets SpongeBob get away with murder.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Very similar to the edgy animated TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's never afraid to break out of movie conventions and revert back to its series randomness and sheer Monty Python-esque humor that made it a hit with kids in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
December 1, 2008
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie takes on rather too much water during its extended feature-length submersion.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 20, 2008
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
Brilliantly funny, inventive and delirious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 6, 2008
There are a few laughs for adults in this film. There are a few clever cultural references. Mostly, however, I found it underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
February 18, 2007
The new feature film has some of the charm of the small-screen original, but it lacks the sustained goofiness of the series.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
It's back to the drawing board for the TV show's creators, who have previously proven themselves capable of much better than this soggy and waterlogged miscalculation.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
A film for kids, students, stoners, anyone who enjoys a break from reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Anyone expecting anything more risky will be sadly disappointed.
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
January 17, 2006
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.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
The story is so good-naturedly silly that while not exactly challenging, it should keep even the grown-ups at least smiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
...asks the audience to endure three times as much frenetic potty humor, repetitive jokes and screechy voice acting as they are used to. The result is exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
SpongeBob's resilient, Pollyana-like nature is hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matthew Turner
February 12, 2005
The film even manages to pull off a hilarious comic song ("Now that we're men!"), as well as providing new additions to playground vocabulary such as "Knuckleheaded McSpazatron".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2005
Even when it misses the mark, SpongeBob drips with originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
January 24, 2005
SpongeBob is still SpongeBob, and his unflagging innocence and lack of irony make for a much-needed and much-appreciated hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
January 3, 2005
Normally, when I'm watching it in my Scooby-Doo underwear eating my Cap'n Crunch cereal I don't even think of it being a kid's show but here I noticed it.
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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 22, 2004
The writing is sharp and the characters cool, while at the film's heart lies an innocence that resonates with us all.
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