The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie

'The Simpsons' is a show that's had a ridiculous influence on tv, comedy & culture – and whilst brilliant, has arguably had its day. So will a film version deliver?

Springfield is in a state of environmental disaster. Forget Blinky the three-eyed fish, there are worse things lurking in the Springfield Lake nowadays. When Homer dumps even more waste and tips it over the crisis point, the US government - led by President Schwarzenegger - plan to quarantine Springfield by encasing it in a giant dome. Homer’s family, as one can imagine, are not too popular with the townsfolk. It's up to the original dysfunctional family to redeem themselves, and save the town.

2007Rating: PG, contains coarse language87 minsUSA
AnimatedComedy
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Reviews & comments

Brilliant, absolute brilliance.

Good movie great for the kids but made me chuckle too changed my view on the simpsons. :)

3.0

Wasnt what id expected

Thought it might have been a bit better but its just the typical same old simpsons

1.0

Poor

Most reviews are correct - it's an extended episode. And it is funny, but a definite DVD renter. There's no need to see on the big screen. Homer's in fine form... but what's with the emotional parts? I'd have preferred less effort in the story department... go for the jokes way more. And no need for the happy ending... a good bizzare fall into oblivion...

2.0

Long episode of Simpsons is better than a short one

The Flicks & press reviews below have it right. It's very funny, and very good - but it is just an extended episode of the simpsons... still worth going.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

How funny is it? Imagine the best bits of all your favourite Simpsons episodes rolled into an 87-minute package. Then add a sensational skateboarding session from a naked Bart, a hilarious guest spot from Green Day, and Homer's pet "spider pig"...

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Put simply, if somebody had to make a "Simpsons" movie, this is pretty much what it should be -- clever, irreverent, satirical and outfitted with a larger-than-22-minutes plot, capable (just barely) of sustaining a narrative roughly four times the length of It's as funny as its quadruple-episode length should be, while easily sustaining what is, deep down, really a typical single episode storyline - Homer makes monumental stuff up, Homer attempts to fix things, all around him suffer... a standard episode...

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

At the risk of Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Film3-Critic becoming the party game de jour at every Simpsons fan party, I will nevertheless pose the question: does half an hour of primetime hilarity have the stamina to become a 90 minute cinematic laugh-fest? reckon - probably not, but its pretty damn close...

3.0
Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

press

The Simpsons have always been geniuses at satisfying a wide spectrum of audience by mixing complex high-brow moments with Homer thwacking his head. I just wish the film could have leant more towards the former, especially its second half. (I should also mention the visual lushness, the colours were beautifully mixed for the big-screen)...

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As entertaining as The Simpsons Movie is – and it is one of the funniest films you’ll likely see at the cinema this year – the portly cue ball’s still got a point. The insane levels of plot secrecy surrounding the film led us to expect something truly incredible was in the works, something that might take the show into the realm of the spectacular, the surreal even (remember the 3-D episode?). Instead, what we get is an extended episode: a very good episode, at times scaling the giddy heights of the show in its prime, but an episode all the same...

4.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

I don't think it was quite as good as the rabid Simpsons fan inside me truly wanted – this is no magnum D'oh-pus. Not much time is spent with any of your favourite peripheral characters – more Mr Burns would have been excellent and you'll spend a long time waiting for Duffman – but there are limits to what you can do in 87 minutes...

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Thank goodness the world can count on Homer's idiocy for a steady stream of laughs. This, combined with his total haplessness, wins you over - the bulging eyes of sudden realisation as he flips the fingers to an angry mob and becomes lodged halfway into an escape tunnel. Cutting edge animation isn't required; the charm is in the familiarity of these regular houseguests. In other ways too, silliness triumphs over sophistication...

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

How funny is it? Imagine the best bits of all your favourite Simpsons episodes rolled into an 87-minute package. Then add a sensational skateboarding session from a naked Bart, a hilarious guest spot from Green Day, and Homer's pet "spider pig"...

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Put simply, if somebody had to make a "Simpsons" movie, this is pretty much what it should be -- clever, irreverent, satirical and outfitted with a larger-than-22-minutes plot, capable (just barely) of sustaining a narrative roughly four times the length of It's as funny as its quadruple-episode length should be, while easily sustaining what is, deep down, really a typical single episode storyline - Homer makes monumental stuff up, Homer attempts to fix things, all around him suffer... a standard episode...

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

At the risk of Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Film3-Critic becoming the party game de jour at every Simpsons fan party, I will nevertheless pose the question: does half an hour of primetime hilarity have the stamina to become a 90 minute cinematic laugh-fest? reckon - probably not, but its pretty damn close...

3.0
Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

press

The Simpsons have always been geniuses at satisfying a wide spectrum of audience by mixing complex high-brow moments with Homer thwacking his head. I just wish the film could have leant more towards the former, especially its second half. (I should also mention the visual lushness, the colours were beautifully mixed for the big-screen)...

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As entertaining as The Simpsons Movie is – and it is one of the funniest films you’ll likely see at the cinema this year – the portly cue ball’s still got a point. The insane levels of plot secrecy surrounding the film led us to expect something truly incredible was in the works, something that might take the show into the realm of the spectacular, the surreal even (remember the 3-D episode?). Instead, what we get is an extended episode: a very good episode, at times scaling the giddy heights of the show in its prime, but an episode all the same...

4.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

I don't think it was quite as good as the rabid Simpsons fan inside me truly wanted – this is no magnum D'oh-pus. Not much time is spent with any of your favourite peripheral characters – more Mr Burns would have been excellent and you'll spend a long time waiting for Duffman – but there are limits to what you can do in 87 minutes...

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Thank goodness the world can count on Homer's idiocy for a steady stream of laughs. This, combined with his total haplessness, wins you over - the bulging eyes of sudden realisation as he flips the fingers to an angry mob and becomes lodged halfway into an escape tunnel. Cutting edge animation isn't required; the charm is in the familiarity of these regular houseguests. In other ways too, silliness triumphs over sophistication...

3.0

Brilliant, absolute brilliance.

Good movie great for the kids but made me chuckle too changed my view on the simpsons. :)

3.0

Wasnt what id expected

Thought it might have been a bit better but its just the typical same old simpsons

1.0

Poor

Most reviews are correct - it's an extended episode. And it is funny, but a definite DVD renter. There's no need to see on the big screen. Homer's in fine form... but what's with the emotional parts? I'd have preferred less effort in the story department... go for the jokes way more. And no need for the happy ending... a good bizzare fall into oblivion...

2.0

Long episode of Simpsons is better than a short one

The Flicks & press reviews below have it right. It's very funny, and very good - but it is just an extended episode of the simpsons... still worth going.

4.0