The Muppets Take Manhattan
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Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit and be able to marry Miss Piggy, he cannot find backers. The Muppets are then forced to take jobs to support themselves, and it is while working as a waiter that Kermit meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald). Jennie is the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A genuinely fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The fact that this plot is not original does not deter you, Kermit, nor should it. It's still a good plot."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Not as good or as hip as its predecessors, but the Muppet gang remains fairly charming."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The weakest of the Henson-era Muppet movies, but still a charmer."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"...medium rare..."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"The movie is breezily fun and every bit as entertaining as its predecessors."
‑ Reece Pendleton, Chicago Reader
"Despite including some of the darkest overtones of any of the Muppet movies, [it] is undoubtedly the sweetest and most nakedly good-natured, almost to the point of dysfunction."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Not as good as the original Muppet Movie, but close."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Runs a close second to The Muppet Movie for pure Jim Henson magic."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"During the 94 minutes of this delightful movie, the Muppets graduate from college, hit New York, are parted and reunited minutes before curtain-up, with Kermit saved from amnesia by a right hook from Miss Piggy."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out
"Maybe the least-appreciated and best Muppet movie."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"The Muppets are always great. Heartbreaking plot with a joyous end."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Simply an overblown East Coast copy of the original Muppet Movie."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
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