88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
After that first second we quit wondering: This is magic, after all, so who wants to know where Henson is?
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80

The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
There’s a fair amount of Hollywood magic in the way director James Frawley and Henson’s Muppeteers stick Kermit and friends into scenarios in which he’s riding a bike, rowing a boat, and walking in cowboy boots. But the less showy effects always defined the Muppets.
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80

Variety

Jim Henson, Muppet originator, and Frank Oz, creative consultant, have abandoned the successful format of their vidshow, and inserted their creations into a well-crafted combo of musical comedy and fantasy adventure.
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75

TV Guide

Cute without being insipid, funny without being childish, The Muppet Movie contains enough magic to please all ages.
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70

Time

Muppet magic remains a bewildering succession of wonderful bits.
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50

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
It's also very well written by Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns and directed by James Frawley ("Kid Blue," "The Big Bus") with a comic touch that never becomes facetious.
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69 out of 100
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