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The Muppets Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
It's good to have them back. Manah, Manah.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
April 18, 2014
Serving as both a wondrous stroll down your childhood and a fantastic introduction to Kermit and company, this is a warmly inspired nostalgia kick that will delight both longtime fans and endear the franchise to a new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 19, 2014
What is a Muppet? Is it something one is born? Is it something one chooses? Is it a state of mind? Is it a lifestyle?
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
The Muppets never went away, and "The Muppets" is a celebration of that. It's time to play the music, and it's time to light the lights.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 28, 2012
The giddiness that Jim Henson & Friends brought to the original Muppets is missing. The antic energy, the old vaudeville/TV variety show references are just plain alien to modern kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
A Muppet film that not only lives up to the franchise legacy and, for some, might just end up being one of their all-time favorite adventures with Kermit and the gang.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
September 24, 2012
This is comedic gold!
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
September 22, 2012
The muppets are back, just like we remember them, with catchy tunes and meta humor. Also, a great cast of cameo appearances is paired with a fun story and iconic characters that haven't been detrimentally modernized.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 4, 2012
A luminous and loving tribute to the man who breathed life into nothing but felt and faux fur.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David Michael Brown
Empire Magazine Australasia
June 27, 2012
Marvellous. The Muppets manages to revitalise the family classic to create a hilarious and life-affirming delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
June 15, 2012
You can tell that these filmmakers grew up cherishing what was best about the Muppets. ... From the script to the colors to the body language, it all has Henson's heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
May 2, 2012
As a died-in-the-wool Muppets fan, this overripe nostalgia trip only almost captures that Henson magic. There are moments of exhuberance, but they're scattered and isolated.
R. L. Shaffer
April 4, 2012
An energetic return to form reminding audiences, both young and old, why everyone should love The Muppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
March 28, 2012
Everything here just works. Its weird, colorful world is breath of cinema fresh air. The Muppets is a world where you just have to believe that these "muppets" are real and not question the whys and how of it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 19, 2012
If you're not a joyless maniac with a soul of anthracite then you will work hard to imagine how this project could have been better handled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012
Warrants multiple viewings. I am currently considering raising my children on this film. If you don't come out feeling complete joy, you might want to check with your parents that they didn't find you in a crashed spaceship in a cornfield.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 8, 2012
Disney's "The Muppets" is a solid family movie that breathes new life into an old franchise. Who'd have thought that were even possible?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 13, 2012
Beneath the cleverness you'll find warmth, sweetness and real affection for our fine felt friends.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
February 13, 2012
Henson's Muppets had a nice line in dry wit. They were anarchic. Segel's are corporate stooges.
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