Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 88
    After that first second we quit wondering: This is magic, after all, so who wants to know where Henson is?
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Aug 13, 2013
    80
    There’s a fair amount of Hollywood magic in the way director James Frawley and Henson’s Muppeteers stick Kermit and friends into scenarios in which he’s riding a bike, rowing a boat, and walking in cowboy boots. But the less showy effects always defined the Muppets.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    80
    Jim Henson, Muppet originator, and Frank Oz, creative consultant, have abandoned the successful format of their vidshow, and inserted their creations into a well-crafted combo of musical comedy and fantasy adventure.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    75
    Cute without being insipid, funny without being childish, The Muppet Movie contains enough magic to please all ages.
  5. Reviewed by: John Snow
    70
    Muppet magic remains a bewildering succession of wonderful bits.
  6. It's also very well written by Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns and directed by James Frawley ("Kid Blue," "The Big Bus") with a comic touch that never becomes facetious.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 17, 2014
    8
    Almost 35 years later and this film still holds up really well. There is not much a story here but there doesn’t need to be. The characters in this movie are likeable and have a lot of charm, which make the film entertaining. Plus, the songs are pretty good. It may be different from the show but I think fans of the Muppets will be happy to see their favorite characters on the big screen. If you are fan of the Muppets definitely check this out as this a film with a lot of heart and charm. Full Review »
  2. Oct 29, 2010
    10
    songs, chase scenes, and slapstick humor.... they're a lot of fun.