The Muppets

The Muppets

The Muppets

The Muppets make their long awaited return to the big screen. Starring and co-written by Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and featuring Oscar-winning music by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie. When a nefarious oil tycoon (Chris Cooper) plans to raze Muppet Theater to drill for oil, uber-fan Gary (Segal) sets out with his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) to reunite the disbanded Muppet troupe in order to save it. Features numerous celebrity cameos including Mila Kunis, Zach Galifianakis, Emily Blunt, Jack Black and Ricky Gervais.

Winner of Best Original Song, 'Man or Muppet' by Bret McKenzie, at the 2012 Academy Awards.
2011Rating: G110 minsUSA
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The Muppets / Reviews

Variety

Variety

An unexpected treat. Bright and perky, cheeky but never mean-spirited.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The rainbow connection is a smooth, unbroken arch.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A funny, wickedly self-aware musical that opens by acknowledging they've outlived their shelf life.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For all its sharpness, the movie has a very sweet streak.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A breezy, keen-to-please attitudes prevails, and director James Bobin (The Flight of the Conchords, Da Ali G Show for TV) moves things along with good cheer.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Henson's characters maintained an essential innocence while sending up the very idea of entertainment. They put on a show with quotation marks around it, but the irony never felt cynical. When it isn't getting bogged down in unearned sentiment, The Muppets gets that right.

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