Meet the Feebles
Meet the Feebles (1989)

Bearing the same relationship to The Muppet Show that Fritz the Cat does to Felix the Cat, Meet the Feebles is a gleefully rude, decidedly adult comedy about the backstage goings-on amongst an eccentric group of puppets the day before their… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dark and vulgar, Meet the Feebles is a backstage comedy featuring puppets that offers proof of Peter Jackson's taste for sheer outrageousness, even if it often lapses into pure juvenilia.

James Berardinelli

While I found parts of it diabolically clever and funny, I thought the setup was overlong and certain aspects of the production either didn't work or were needlessly overdone.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A unique experiment, and one whose insights into human behavior aren't as important to it as its sense of curdled black humor. [But] we can't write it off as just a gonzo provocation.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Pure ****ing genius. Homicidal puppets with VD just get me every time.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

More generous observers might cite the parallel with bad taste guru John Waters; but compared to this shallow crap, even the Baltimore Bard's offerings run deep.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

O senso de humor grosseiro e apelativo poderia condenar esta estranha produção - caso não fosse estrelada por marionetes adoravelmente detestáveis.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A strange little film showing, once again, what an incredible director Jackson is.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Destined to stand as an unfortunate footnote to Mr. Jackson's career.

Clint Morris

You'll laugh till your sides split

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The world's only splatter puppet show!

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
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Oh... Oh god... Where do I start with this one? WHERE? I really don't know. The biggest reason anyone should watch this is because it's Peter… More
Jani H
"Didn't you notice you were sitting on his face! - Well, it was a bit uncomfortable but I thought it was my hemorrhoids." 20 years later and… More
Tyler Kirk
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Tim Salmons
It's outrageous, it's gross and it's messed-up. It's also my kinda movie! :)
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