The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
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One of the most popular characters on Sesame Street gets his own movie in this family comedy. Playful Elmo (voice of Kevin Clash) loves his blue blanket and would never want to lose it. So when it gets spirited off to parts unknown in the midst of a tug-of-war with one of his friends, Elmo sets out to find it and ends up in the grumpy kingdom of Grouchland, where Huxley (Mandy Patinkin) and the Queen of Trash (Vanessa Williams) rule over a dark and ill-mannered domain. Along with Elmo, several other favorite Sesame Street characters appear, including Oscar the Grouch (Carroll Spinney), Ernie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is nothing if not benign, but its merits are moot for those above 7 or so."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland won't tickle anyone much above the age of 6."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Sesame Street fans will love this sweet movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Kids who love Barney or the Muppets will undoubtedly feel right at home."
‑ Cheryl DeWolfe, Apollo Guide
"Remains faithful to the essence of Sesame Street."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"How does it end? With a headache, of course, from all those cheering children."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"If you have an Elmo fan in your life, Elmo In Grouchland is a must."
‑ Tom Keogh,
"The character is bereft of subtlety, the lessons are simple, loud, and clear, and there is a suprising dearth of comedy."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"A delightful little picture."
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
"Perfect for that discriminating five-year-old in your life, or any grown-up who still wonders what goes on deep inside Oscar's garbage can."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The Jim Henson folks, who earlier this year gave us Muppets from Space, come up with another winner."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Globe
"Teens and young adults who have loved Sesame Street since childhood may just find themselves drawn to The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Good fun for the single digit aged set!"
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"A lightweight, familiar comic adventure that ought to thrill the very young."
‑ Philip Booth, Orlando Weekly
"Most patient adults may want to strangle the impish Elmo within the first 10 minutes of this movie."
‑ Deborah Sroge, Citysearch
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