The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)

Something nefarious is afloat in the depths of Bikini Bottom: King Neptune's crown has been stolen, and the prime suspect is Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's boss at Mr. Krabs' Krabby Patties. Despite the overwhelming evidence against Mr.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
68%
Flixster
User Score
77%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Surreally goofy and entertaining for both children and their parents.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie takes on rather too much water during its extended feature-length submersion.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

Could SpongeBob, all gangly goodwill and ice cream appetite, be the anarchic savior for our stressed-out times?

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The questions that the religious right needs to ask are how and why they ever confused homosexuality with pedophilia. Not only does blurring this issue do gays a disservice, it lets SpongeBob get away with murder.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The Nickelodeon cartoon series about an oceanic sponge and his starfish sidekick washes onto the big screen with a tide of weak one-liners, exaggerated reactions, and vaguely nauseating gags.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

If you are a non-parent and you're entertained by this, wow, good for you.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very similar to the edgy animated TV show.

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Time Out

Anyone expecting anything more risky will be sadly disappointed.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Like the TV show it's based on, it's a daffy, enjoyable creation.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's never afraid to break out of movie conventions and revert back to its series randomness and sheer Monty Python-esque humor that made it a hit with kids in the first place.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Shankle
I'm a huge fan of Spongebob seasons 1-3, which is basically the Golden Age of the show. After this film, the show went downhill and now lacks the smartly… More
Drew Smith
Spongebob is palatable in twenty-minute doses, but ninety minutes is waaaay too much.
Directors Cat
I grew up with Spongebob Squarepants, at the time of this films release I was in love with Spongebob and Patrick and I was over the moon when I found out there… More
Bentley Lyles
Spongebob was my favorite cartoon for the longest time. That changed when Phineas and Ferb came out. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie was released toward the end… More
Michael Edwards
Probably one of the funniest animated films of all time. The film follows the show very faithfully while adding on some new twists to it and it ends up being… More
Jim Careter
A childhood favorite, Spongebob ismy favorite TV show of my childhood, i still watch it. After not getting the promotion for The Krusty Krab 2, Spongebob goes… More

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