The Muppets

2011

The Muppets

Critics Consensus

Clever, charming, and heartfelt, The Muppets is a welcome big screen return for Jim Henson's lovable creations that will both win new fans and delight longtime devotees.

95%

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Total Count: 224

80%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 89,645
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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. -- (C) Walt Disney

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Cast

Chris Cooper
as Tex Richman
Steve Whitmire
as Kermit/Beaker/Statler/Rizzo
Eric Jacobson
as Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam Eagle/Marvin Suggs
Dave Goelz
as Gonzo/Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot/Beauregard/Waldorf/Kermit Moopet
Rashida Jones
as CDE Executive
Bill Barretta
as Swedish Chef/Rowlf/Dr. Teeth/Bobo/Fozzie Moopet
David Rudman
as Scooter/Janice/Miss Poogy
Matt Vogel
as Sgt. Floyd Pepper/Camilla/Sweetums/80s Robot/Lew Zealand
Peter Linz
as Walter
Alan Arkin
as Tour Guide
Bill Cobbs
as Grandfather
Ken Jeong
as "Punch Teacher" Host
Jim Parsons
as Human Walter
Kristen Schaal
as Moderator
Raymond Ma
as Elderly Asian Man
Tuan Shu Lan
as Elderly Asian Woman
Donald Glover
as Junior CDE Executive
Dahlia Waingort
as TV Executive
Jonathan Palmer
as Reporter One
Don Yanan
as Reporter Two
Michael Albala
as TV Executive
Julia Marie Franzese
as "Punch Teacher" Kid
Gunnar Smith
as Gary Age 6
Connor Gallagher
as Gary Age 9
Justin Marco
as Gary Age 13
Cameron Kasal
as Laughing Kid
Justin Tinucci
as Laughing Kid
Alex Jackson Long
as Laughing Kid
Emily Blunt
as Miss Piggy's Receptionist
Feist
as Herself
Selena Gomez
as Herself
Dave Grohl
as Himself
Judd Hirsch
as Himself
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Audience Reviews for The Muppets

  • Jan 05, 2014
    Fun. Silly. Stupid.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2013
    My 8yo and I BOTH loved this movie! Jason Segel and Amy Adams are fun to watch.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2013
    The Muppets must reunite to put on a show and save their theater. Like The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle a few years ago, The Muppets cashes in on its nostalgia, supposing that the audience misses their bygone days. And while I vaguely remember enjoying the show as a child, there isn't much about the original that this film brings back. Whereas The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle had some remarkably funny puns, there isn't much to laugh at here. I chuckled a couple times, mostly at the remarks by the two curmudgeonly spectators, but there weren't any guffaws. Most disappointing were the musical numbers with the exception of Chris Cooper's rap; during her songs it seemed that Amy Adams was forcing a grin, knowing she should look happy. The plot unfolds just as anyone knows it would. Overall, I wasn't impressed by this film, but Muppets fans might find something worth liking if only for the nostalgia.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2013
    I had to watch The Muppets twice before I even liked it.The 1st time I watched The Muppets I HATED it.The 2nd time I picked it up at the local library & I wasn't sure if I should give it another chance.I'm glad I did though because I enjoyed it the 2nd time around.Some songs were way corny especially the 1st 1 & even though I HATE musicals I've loved The Muppets since I was a little kid & that's what helped me sit through it all.The 1 Muppet I wished they would've included but left out was Rizzo The Rat.I wouldn't buy the movie but it's good enough that it's worth taking a look at
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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