The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

The Great Muppet Caper is the second Muppet film and it is considerably more complex than its predecessor, The Muppet Movie, which was essentially just a road movie. As the film begins, Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are reporters who have… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Great Muppet Caper is overplotted and uneven, but the appealing presence of Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang ensure that this heist flick is always breezily watchable.

Judith Martin
Washington Post

Like its predecessor, this film is its own best fan.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

We don't care about some dumb diamond the size of a baseball, and as Muppet fans we're probably also indifferent to Henson's ambition to satirize old movie genres.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Perhaps the shallowest of the three classic Muppet films... But even an imperfect Henson movie is bound to have quite a lot of charm.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

During their late-70s heyday the Muppets won huge TV audiences with their corny puns and showbiz in-jokes, but stretched to feature length the formula loses some of its snap.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie contains several more cheery, Disneyesque songs than are necessary, but they are made tolerable by the presence of Kermit and Miss Piggy.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Muppets in London on a retro musical robbery-romp.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

The songs are routine, but the inconsequential plot leaves plenty of time for engaging asides.

Josh Larsen

The usual pleasures are all here, but the puppeteers seemed especially intent on giving themselves logistical challenges this time around.

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TV Guide

That first film with the muppet crew had to be a success; this time it was more difficult. Nonetheless, the caper plot that Henson and company worked out manages to hold adult interest for quite a while.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The first Muppet movie was very focused on introducing characters and revolved around being a road movie, comedy. In this second of the Muppet films, our now… More
Jennifer D
I'm sorry, but how does anyone NOT love the Muppets. Especially with Charles Grodin.
Bentley Lyles
Of all the Muppet movies I've seen, I enjoyed this the least. I couldn't follow the plot at some points and the story just didn't intrest me. The… More
Ken Stachnik
This Muppet film never really did it for me. It's certainly not the worst in the series, but it seems to lack the "magic" of the first two. That… More
Aj V
A good story, but not as funny as the first movie. I liked this movie when I was a kid, but now that I see it again, it's not as good as I remembered.… More
danny d
fantastic, possibly the best of the muppet films