The Muppets Synopsis
The Muppets and their human fans stage a telethon to save the Muppet Theater.
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It's hard not to be both heartened and a little wistful about the fact that The Muppets is probably as good a Muppet project as it's...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I've never seen a movie so perfectly balanced between unabashed nerdiness and hipness.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More fresh than retro, The Muppets bursts with charm and cheeky humor.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For kids, blessedly unironic by nature until wised up by nurture, the movie is just shiny, funny, and filled with songs.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Segel and Nicholas Stoller, who made "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" together, wrote the screenplay for The Muppets with obvious intent: to...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
A triumph of simplicity, innocence and goofy jokes.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
'As long as there are Muppets," muses a little felt guy named Walter, "there is still hope." And indeed, there is something hopeful about...
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The love Segel has for the Muppets is a genuine, perceivable and positive quality that suffuses this good-hearted revitalization of the...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Muppets slaps a smile on your face you won't want to wipe off.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A breezy, keen-to-please attitudes prevails, and director James Bobin (The Flight of the Conchords, Da Ali G Show for TV) moves things along...
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Great movie. Lots of fun.

By blovinjen21
We really enjoyed the silly humor and the nostalgia of the movie. So many old concepts are remade into some new age spin, but it can ruin the classics. This movie left me pleasantly surprised with...

Muppets Prove They're Better Than Moopets

By Alon Patterson
This movie is just top notch family fun, suitable and entertaining to everyone from baby to grandma. It's funnier than 90 percent of the adult comedies released this year and even funnier to kids. ...

The Muppets

By stephmccaslin
I laughed, I cried, I sang, I danced. This was one of the best movies I've ever seen. It had a lot of throwback Muppet humor for those of us who have been fans for years, but was fresh and new,...

a great movie for adults and children alike

By Cannetela1
This movie was adorable! I hope parents take their children to see this movie and the children fall in love with the muppets like I did. Sure beats the hell out of childrens programming nowadays....

The Muppets

By lisawolf
If you are a Muppet fan you will enjoy this movie. References from the old shows are in there and bring you back to being a kid and enjoying The Muppet Show. I did note that adults in the audience...

Silly, nostalgic fun

By shmoo27
Very faithful to the feel and style of the Muppets that we grew up with. We took our 12 and 9 year old kids, and they enjoyed it too. Lots of fun cameos as well!...

The Muppets

By duster641
It was a great movie for all ages. I laughed, I cried. I'd go back again, but I'm a Muppet-lover. Lots of "muscial numbers" so if that's not you, then it's too schmaltzy....

Childhood memories

By Melienia
My daughter and I enjoyed it. She got to see a glimpse of what I loved to watch as a child and was the greatest Thanksgiving Gift I could have given her. Because she truly LOVED the movie....she...

Loved it, the kids, not so much

By lizpfahler
Since this was my childhood favorite I loved it from start to finish, my 7 year old cousin, however, didn't have a clue what they were talking about the first half and was a bit bored. But I have to...

Made me feel 10 again

By AZJumbo
My kids loved it and it made my wife and i fell like we were 10 again. There were several "laugh out loud" moments. This is a "buyer". His dad would be proud....

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Rated PG | For Some mild rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Muppet comedy offers memorable laughs, musical numbers.
Read the Common Sense Media Review