90

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
The story matters only in that it creates opportunities for heaps of ridiculousness, and writer-director James Bobin (who also directed The Muppets), along with co-writer Nicholas Stoller, mines them skillfully and breezily.
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83

The Playlist

By Todd Gilchrist
For a movie that insists that sequels are never better than their predecessors, Muppets Most Wanted at least suggests it’s possible for them to be equal – well, almost.
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80

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
With Muppets Most Wanted, the vaudevillian pandaemonium is alive and well.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Funnier than the last Muppets movie, with far better songs (by Bret McKenzie), punnier puns and all manner of geo-political gags, cultural wisecracks and star cameos.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Eric Henderson
Freed from the burden of starting anew, the film restores the Muppets' rightful place as stars of their own show.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A breezy, mirthful caper enlivened by the comic talents of Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
The new globetrotting, caper-packed romp with Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the lovable team certainly is just as good as, and often an improvement on, the 2011 offering.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Children in the audience may not be thrilled at the highbrow humor and lack of pointless action, but tough luck. Life is more than "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" and "The Smurfs" sequels.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The inevitable sequel, arriving three years later, isn't as giddily entertaining as its predecessor but much of the charm remains, making this an ideal destination for a family excursion.
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40

Variety

By Justin Chang
Muppets Most Wanted looks and sounds eager to please but immediately feels like a more slapdash, aimless affair, trying — and mostly failing — to turn its stalled creativity into some sort of self-referential joke.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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