The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 13, 1984
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If it's not quite as sharp as The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan is still a smart, delightfully old-fashioned tale that follows the formula established by the first two movies -- a madcap adventure assisted by a huge group of human stars.

Variety Staff

A genuinely fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The fact that this plot is not original does not deter you, Kermit, nor should it. It's still a good plot.

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TV Guide

Not as good or as hip as its predecessors, but the Muppet gang remains fairly charming.

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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader

The movie is breezily fun and every bit as entertaining as its predecessors.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Despite including some of the darkest overtones of any of the Muppet movies, [it] is undoubtedly the sweetest and most nakedly good-natured, almost to the point of dysfunction.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Not as good as the original Muppet Movie, but close.

Stephen Garrett
Time Out

During the 94 minutes of this delightful movie, the Muppets graduate from college, hit New York, are parted and reunited minutes before curtain-up, with Kermit saved from amnesia by a right hook from Miss Piggy.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Maybe the least-appreciated and best Muppet movie.

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Fred Topel

The Muppets are always great. Heartbreaking plot with a joyous end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Not the best of the Muppet films, alittle dull actually but there are still some excellent set pieces, the Muppets all riding bikes, the Mahattan scenes all… More
Bentley Lyles
For my 215th review, I'll be doing my favorite of the numerous Muppet movies, "The Muppets Take Manhattan"! Its got comedy, music, and great… More
Lucas Martins
The best of the Muppets.
Aj V
Another very funny Muppet movie, it has a great story and many memorable songs. I love it.
Michael Edwards
A great Creation from the mind of Jim Henson, with great songs, puppetry, plot, and acting. The only i didn't like was the random moment when kermit gets… More
Jennifer D
Again... how does anyone NOT love the Muppets?!?