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The Muppets Reviews

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January 26, 2018
None of it comes off as clever as it probably did on paper.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 13, 2012
Henson's Muppets had a nice line in dry wit. They were anarchic. Segel's are corporate stooges.
January 3, 2012
I am a fan of The Muppets and I'm glad to see them making a comeback. Maybe if this movie is a hit, they'll make a sequel where they'll actually get to be the stars of their own film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 3, 2011
Overall I found the movie a bit too cloying and self-aware to distinguish itself from the mass of kiddie flick pap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 4, 2012
Under James Bobin's direction, however, the outing feels cheap and strangely small-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
November 23, 2011
Except for a few good zingers from balcony dwellers Statler and Waldorf, there isn't much here for mom and dad.
November 22, 2011
Desperately trying to appeal to not just the Gen Xers who grew up with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Dr. Teeth, but also the tykes who've never even heard of Jim Henson, The Muppets has none of the easy confidence of the original TV show or the 1979 movie.
February 11, 2012
The film's broad smiles and big-heartedness are bracingly disingenuous, the self-referential jokes well handled. Only the affection emanating from the audience is sincere.
November 23, 2011
The Muppet charm, always more at home within the intimate frame of a TV set, is gone here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2017
... The Muppets not only restore their name in the movie, but they prove to the audience that they're back and they're still as cute and entertaining as ever before.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 6, 2017
Quite simply the most fun I've had at the cinema in ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2017
If anything, The Muppets succeeds in reminding us why audiences both young and old adored these talking pieces of felt in the first place: They were the first icons of family entertainment to keep it real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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+
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
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
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
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
December 8, 2011
Jubilantly renews the signature mix of craziness, cleverness and camp that made the Muppets multimedia superstars in a previous entertainment era.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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