The Muppets
The Muppets (2011)

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Clever, charming, and heartfelt, The Muppets is a welcome big screen return for Jim Henson's lovable creations that will both win new fans and delight longtime devotees.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A film bursting at the seams with sheer, unadulterated joy: watch it, and the world seems just that little bit brighter...

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Leonard Maltin

All of our old favorites are here, from Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy to the original grumpy old men, Statler and Waldorf, along with a number of celebrities in amusing cameos...

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

It's good to have them back. Manah, Manah.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It may not entirely work as a movie, but The Muppets shines as a piece of touching pop nostalgia.

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Laremy Legel

You can rest easy - if you have previously loved the Muppets, you will likely currently love The Muppets.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Serving as both a wondrous stroll down your childhood and a fantastic introduction to Kermit and company, this is a warmly inspired nostalgia kick that will delight both longtime fans and endear the franchise to a new generation.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The purity of the nostalgia turns this franchise film into a love letter to childhood.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The chorus of one of the songs declares, 'I've got everything that I need, right in front of me.' For 120 minutes, that's precisely how I felt.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

What is a Muppet? Is it something one is born? Is it something one chooses? Is it a state of mind? Is it a lifestyle?

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"The Muppets" may be one of the corniest films of 2011, but it is happily one of the best. Jason Segel and Amy Adams lead the Muppets back to stardom,… More
Lucas Martins
The Muppets!!!
danny d
i have to start by saying that i grew up on the muppets, that im a huge fan, that i loved watching this film, and that i thought it was very solid, thus the… More
Jim Hunter
The Muppets must reunite to put on a show and save their theater. Like The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle a few years ago, The Muppets cashes in on its… More
Christian C
Fun. Silly. Stupid.
Spencer S.
Not the gross disaster I was led to believe by some passionate friends, The Muppets is an ode to the begotten ways of the muppets (Marinette-puppets) that have… More