Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    It's the stuff of not quite dreams, and it's rendered with such accuracy and hilarity that I am tempted to call Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters the most successful full-on surrealist film since Bunuel and Dali's 1930 "L'Age d'Or."
  2. 83
    Begins by living up to its fans' rabid expectations, and ends by justifying skeptics' doubts. In between lie roughly equivalent levels of tedium and hilarity.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    You either get it or you don't.
  4. 75
    It's ragged, and at times it scrapes your comedy ganglia like a cheese grater. But 15 minutes or half an hour is an ideal chunk of time to set aside for truly inspired absurdism.
  5. In a cinematic landscape where truly original ideas are rarer than floating food, recklessness like this deserves to be appreciated. Not understood, but appreciated.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Offers a diverting package of surreal, rude stoner and pop culture-based humor that will delight youthful viewers while bewildering stray elders.
  7. The plot can't be summarized: Let's just say that crazy s--- happens, and occasionally, you laugh.
  8. At best, it's an inspired piece of free-association pop art held together by sheer momentum, at worst a noisy mess of juvenile nonsense passing itself off as a movie.
  9. 63
    To call the animation crude would be high praise. But they succeed enough of the time to make a perversely entertaining movie.
  10. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Has an even amount of hilarious individual ideas and moments as well as stretches that just seem gratuitously out-there.
  11. There's nothing here for kids, or, for that matter, anyone who claims to be an adult. But if the title makes perfect sense to you, the movie probably will, too.
  12. Reviewed by: Dan DeLuca
    It is intended for the target audience of arrested-development stoners who stay up late being thrilled rather than confused by the show's non-sequiturial humor.
  13. No doubt about it, the show's certifiably bizarro, stream-of-consciousness sensibility has made the transition notably intact, which should please its young male fan base.
  14. Difficult to recommend, without first knowing the sobriety of the viewer.
  15. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    The pre-credits sequence, featuring a variety of old-school snack treats performing a speed-metal number about courteous movie-theater behavior, is flat-out hilarious and deserves to be played before all R-rated films.
  16. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    It's nowhere near as funny or incisive as the South Park movies, and it has a much crazier style. Imagine Abraham Lincoln chatting up a giant milkshake and discussing slavery, and you get the picture.
  17. 50
    For all its infectious, go-for-broke wackiness ATHFCMFFT never quite surpasses its opening sequence.
  18. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    Narrative's beside the point in a movie created by two guys who gorge on pop culture's high-fat diet and regurgitate it into something approaching . . . art? Close enough.
  19. 50
    Strictly for cultists, and even they might find less than 90 bongless minutes hard to sit through.
  20. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    ATHF can seem brilliantly deconstructive one moment and stupefyingly boring the next--or to provide a more accurate ratio, it can follow five brilliant seconds with five straight minutes of boredom.
  21. A work of either a profoundly transgressive genius or a goofball high on Pez and patio sealant. It could come from no normal collection of brain cells.
  22. It gives me no pleasure to report that Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is fairly excruciating to sit through -- because I'm writing this as a fan of the TV series that spawned the movie.
  23. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    Count it as one of the great Hollywood mysteries – right up there with the death of Natalie Wood and the career of Vin Diesel – that we've had to wait this long for a movie starring a talking milkshake, a floating box of french fries, and a ball of ground beef.
  24. 40
    Feels deeply calculated rather than genuinely crazy.
  25. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    A little of this junk-drawer fusillade goes a long way.
  26. Reviewed by: Eric Gwinn
    The TV episodes invariably embed a character or a bit of dialogue in your brain that you continuously describe or repeat to your friends. No such find in the movie, though the offbeat soundtrack is very gettable.
  27. 30
    Tends toward arch silliness more than actual humor, a formula that's tolerable enough in 15-minute tube installments but deadly dull in this 86-minute feature.
  28. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Essentially, an act of terrorism against entertainment. It's inconsequential, potty - mouthed, extremely silly, and -- the worst sin of all -- dead boring.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 41
  2. Negative: 7 out of 41
  1. Jul 21, 2011
    Could have done better for the movie itself. But, another part of me says that its the greatest movie ever, and thats only because I love everything Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In a wierd way, the movie makes me proud to watch the show. I'm still taking a point off because if you are a normal person who has never watched ATHF before and went to see the movie, you would probably not like it so much and most likely not understand it. I repeat this movie is for Aqua Teen super fans. The plot still could have done more work, but you can't question ATHF because their the best. Full Review »
  2. Feb 15, 2014
    What an interesting animated film. I had not seen the series when I saw this, yet I still was amused. It's funny, and stupid at the same time. It has multiple plots---some revealed around the middle of the film. Fans and people who enjoy the series will no doubt like this but may I just advise you to watch the series first. Full Review »
  3. Oct 22, 2011
    This is literally one of my top 5 favorite movies ever, with Forrest Gump and Black Dynamite. The DVD includes the first draft of the movie, and I'm VERY glad that the creators recut it. This would be in my bottom 50 if they hadn't've. Full Review »