The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.(C) Paramount Pictures

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 2, 2015
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Critic Score
78%
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User Score
56%

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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water won't win over many viewers who aren't fans of the show, but for the converted, it's another colorful burst of manic fun.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

I never know what I want from commercial animated entertainment, but I do know that I like being able to suspect that -- by the standards of the competition -- its makers might be outlaws and lunatics.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Not the most gripping narrative, but the frenetic pace and nonstop gags will please young fans.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Tibbitt and his crew cleverly blend ink-and-paint animation, CGI and live action, and the result is great fun, slyly calculated to convulse the kiddies and keep their parents alternately chuckling and laughing out loud.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Business as usual for the irrepressibly cheerful, pineapple-dwelling sea-creature.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" remains true to the surrealism of its animated television roots. But it also tries to force a live-action element which isn't as comfortable a fit as a certain pair of symmetrical trousers.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The true take-away: fast-food-obsessed sea animals don't fry-cook up a sizzling comedy. Too much of the film lacks zip, invention and anarchic fun, offering instead forced and strained silliness.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's big, loud, choppy, in-your-face, and absolutely, positively glorious.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Even childless (and sober) I still had a pretty good time, and if you like silliness with a sprinkling of surrealism, you will too.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

It often feels like a whole lot of episodes strung together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Markus Robinson
About 50% of this movie is psychedelic, Meta, Adult Swim-esque humor which had me rolling, but had most of the children in my screening staring at the screen… More
KJ Proulx
While I was never an avid viewer, I have always been a fan of the "Spongebob Squarepants" television show, and the first theatrical outing they pulled… More
JY Skacto
Paul Tibbitt knows what to get out of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. A quick 90 minute journey from Bikini Bottom to the surface is what the story… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Mr. Krabs: Welcome to the apocalypse, Mr. Squidward. I hope you like wearing leather. It is a bit strange to go into detail about a movie such as The… More
Mark Hobin
All things considered, Sponge Out of Water is an entertaining flight of fancy. I couldn't follow the story but then again I don't watch the cartoon.… More
Joey Traverso
There are some genuinely funny moments that call back to what made the early episodes of SpongeBob enjoyable, and these moments just make up for the lack of… More