The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.(C) Paramount Pictures

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 6, 2015
DVD Release Date: June 2, 2015
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water won't win over many viewers who aren't fans of the show, but for the converted, it's another colorful burst of manic fun.

Wesley Morris

I never know what I want from commercial animated entertainment, but I do know that I like being able to suspect that -- by the standards of the competition -- its makers might be outlaws and lunatics.

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Rafer Guzman

Not the most gripping narrative, but the frenetic pace and nonstop gags will please young fans.

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J.C. Maçek III

There may be no good reason for such a surreal and crazy story about a sponge living in a place called "Bikini Bottom" with a starfish as a best friend to be quite this funny or endearing.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Business as usual for the irrepressibly cheerful, pineapple-dwelling sea-creature.

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Christy Lemire

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" remains true to the surrealism of its animated television roots. But it also tries to force a live-action element which isn't as comfortable a fit as a certain pair of symmetrical trousers.

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Theresa Smith
Independent Online (South Africa)

People who love the TV series do so for the silly details, hilarious villains, the awesome cameos and the way Patrick shows that ignorance can be bliss. As long as we get that, it is fine.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's big, loud, choppy, in-your-face, and absolutely, positively glorious.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Even childless (and sober) I still had a pretty good time, and if you like silliness with a sprinkling of surrealism, you will too.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Delightful and funny in a cheesy, silly way, [the film] is a kind of cinematic sugar rush.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Markus Robinson
About 50% of this movie is psychedelic, Meta, Adult Swim-esque humor which had me rolling, but had most of the children in my screening staring at the screen… More
KJ Proulx
While I was never an avid viewer, I have always been a fan of the "Spongebob Squarepants" television show, and the first theatrical outing they pulled… More
JY Skacto
Paul Tibbitt knows what to get out of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. A quick 90 minute journey from Bikini Bottom to the surface is what the story… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Mr. Krabs: Welcome to the apocalypse, Mr. Squidward. I hope you like wearing leather. It is a bit strange to go into detail about a movie such as The… More
Mark Hobin
All things considered, Sponge Out of Water is an entertaining flight of fancy. I couldn't follow the story but then again I don't watch the cartoon.… More
Joey Traverso
There are some genuinely funny moments that call back to what made the early episodes of SpongeBob enjoyable, and these moments just make up for the lack of… More