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The Muppets Movie Reviews

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by theprawncracker, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I love reading those.... I noticed that even reviews that don't give them As (or four stars) seem to have very little to say negative about this movie.
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  2. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

    Rotten Tomatoes still has "The Muppets" at 100% with 30 critics' reviews. :D
    frogboy4 likes this.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It seems this movie is hard not to like!
  4. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

    Here's hoping it stays at 100%!
  5. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member

    I'm going to a midnight showing! :)

    The Muppets are back in the public eye baby!
  6. Ms Piggy

    Ms Piggy New Member

  7. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

    Muppet Domination has started on twitter! Well just for Canadian trending topics at the moment.

    The Trending Topics there are
    I'm thinking we'll be seeing more Muppety trending topics (worldwide) throughout tonight and overnight hours!
  8. themole

    themole Member

  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    All of these reviews might not be compete raves, but they all were positive and lent some nice words to the Muppets. This is what's been said so far:

    “An unexpected treat!”
    Justin Chang – Variety

    “A warm and fuzzy comeback!”
    Linda Barnard – Toronto Star

    "You can't go wrong with this one!"
    Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com

    "Shiny, funny, and filled with songs!"
    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    "Slam-dunk! Slaps a smile on your face you won't want to wipe off."
    Peter Travers - Rolling Stone

    "Muppetational! A concept that's been in sadly short supply as of late."
    Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News

    "A generally charming exercise in nostalgia."
    Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel

    "A very welcome return for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of Jim Henson's creations."
    David Germain - Associated Press

    "The great Jim Henson would be very pleased with this movie."
    Scott Weinberg – Twitch

    "There isn't a single beat in the film that feels crass or opportunistic. This one is from the heart."
    Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald

    "Plenty of heart and smart-assness to give to a new generation and beyond."
    Devin Faraci – CHUD

    "A Muppets for our ironic age."
    Ann Lewinson - Boston Phoenix

    "A vivid reminder of how much we all could use some Muppets in our lives."
    Eric Goldman - IGN Movies

    "The movie world has been a lesser place without the Muppets."
    Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com

    "As funny, outlandish and sweet as ever!"
    Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine

    "A brilliant makeover."
    Pete Hammond – Boxoffice Magazine

    "Remember that feeling you got in the cinema watching ‘The Muppet Movie’ as a tyke? You'll feel it all again."
    Clint Morris – Moviehole

    "The beloved gang's sweet reunion will melt nostalgic adults into laughter and tears."
    Bill Weber - Slant Magazine

    "Makes superfans out of all of us!"
    Simon Miraudo – Quickflix

    "One of the year’s biggest, mostly effective attempts at franchise reboot!"
    Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.com

    "'The Muppets' is not just one of the best films of the year, it is an affirmation that we can indeed occasionally find our way home again, and that some things shouldn't change."
    Drew McWeeny – HitFix

    “It's fun to spend time with these characters again.”
    Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune

    “They’re still all great fun.”
    Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger

    "Endearing. As sweetly innocent and likable as ever."
    Stephen Holden – New York Times

    "One of the best family films of the last decade and arguably the funniest film of 2011."
    Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com

    "The hilarious, genuinely uplifting Muppets provides hope that, even when suppressed, enthusiastic optimism lives on, just waiting for a chance to sing again."
    Matt Pais – RedEye

    "'The Muppets' achieves pure, distilled joy!"
    Alison Willmore - Movieline

    "A happy throwback!"
    Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide

    "Life isn't much like a Muppets movie, but for 99 minutes, it's a treat to pretend that it might be."
    Moira Macdonald - Seattle Times

    "One of the best movies you'll see this year!"
    Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com

    "Clever and current without being cynical, smart without being condescending, funny without being exclusionary to grown-ups or to kids."
    Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic

    “It's time to see the Muppets, it's time to see this show!”
    Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper & The Movies

    "Idealism...something we need now more than ever."
    Tim Grierson - Screen International

    "Deeply felt."
    Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    "Pleasing old fans and winning new ones."
    Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter

    “A roaring good time!"
    Will Leitch - The Projector

    "They're back in excellent form!"
    Dave White - Movies.com

    “Blending self-deprecating comic asides with high-spirited showmanship, the movie captures the essence of Jim Henson's classic 1970s TV show and 1979's The Muppet Movie.”
    Claudia Puig - USA Today

    "The Muppets" made me feel warm and Fozzie."
    Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    "There’s still life in the funny animals."
    Keith Phipps - AV Club

    "A joyous romp!"
    Jon Niccum - Kansas City Star

    "‘The Muppets’ return in true anarchic, absurd style!"
    Alonso Duralde - The Wrap

    "Get ready to be energized with euphoria."
    Grae Drake - Movies.com

    "Sweet and subversive!"
    Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times

    "Perfectly balanced between unabashed nerdiness and hipness!"
    Wesley Morris - Boston Globe

    “’The Muppets’ come back in a big way!”
    Charlie McCollum - San Jose Mercury News

    "Creative chaos and liberating silliness!"
    Josh Larsen – LarsenOnFilm

    "A revival with all the charm and joy of the original."
    Shawn Levy - The Oregonian

    "Smart and silly."
    Matt Goldberg - Collider.com
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  10. Tim N Bartow

    Tim N Bartow New Member

    They're run by the Onion anyways.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  11. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Well-Known Member

  12. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Only 5 more Hours!!!!
    So excited!!!!!
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  13. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Hmmm I've noticed most people who score it lower than an A or four stars or whatever, don't really give a reason for the lower score and sound like they enjoyed the movie...I think its just an attitude that they can give a puppet movie non artsy oscar contender film an A+
  14. themole

    themole Member

    I think Keith is saying that IN the movie, the Muppets don't earn, through story, why people should care about the characters.

    Do I agree with a B-? I don't know yet, haven't seen the movie, but I feel like based on his review it didn't earn one.
  15. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I'd probably put it as an A-
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I mentioned seeing an article where the director (or was it one of the writers?) said the reason for empty arches was for "realism", citing that some characters missed their cues. I'm thinking if that's the case (and maybe they do and I don't know it yet) they should have had some Muppets running down the arches past Muppets, maybe even have two enter the same space.
  17. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

  18. TheMonsterAteMe

    TheMonsterAteMe Well-Known Member

    Because of an amazing person who took the time to seek my out tonight, I got to go to an early screening of The Muppets. I just got out of it. It's a perfect film. I don't know what else to say. It's beyond anything I ever imagined. I'm still in shock. Can't wait to see it again tomorrow at 11:20am!
    frogboy4 and theprawncracker like this.
  19. Kevin the Frog

    Kevin the Frog Well-Known Member

    Wow, MC posters have changed since I've been around... lots to wade through to get to anything.

    I had a ticket to the preview screening, but it was packed and I wanted to cry with the little girl in front of me when we were told there were no more seats. So, of course I went tonight and can't say enough positive things. This is the movie I've been waiting for... but like others I'm not going to spoil anything and need to see it a few more times this weekend for it to really sink in.

    Such a great and real movie though. Some of the dialogue with Kermie and Piggy and others was so real, and exactly what I have wanted to hear them say for a very long time.
    frogboy4 likes this.
  20. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Not going to hang around the threads too much as it doesnt come out till FEBRUARY here (and we'll see if i can last that long before either getting on a plane or just watching a dvd copy) but wanted to say hope everyone has a great time seeing the film and im glad to see so much positive comments for it. It looks like Disney pretty much nailed this right from every angle, i have no doubt at all we are looking at another film soon or a revamp of TMS
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