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  • Summary: After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood dreaming of show biz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars too. But all bets are off when Kermit falls into the clutches of Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), a fast-food mogul seeking to promote his French-fried frog-leg franchise. (Walt Disney) Expand
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  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: 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.
  3. 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.
  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.
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  1. Oct 29, 2010
    10
    songs, chase scenes, and slapstick humor.... they're a lot of fun.
  2. 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. Expand
  3. EnzoP.
    Jul 31, 2009
    7
    The Muppet Movie makes this movie a lot more then one genre. This movie has car chasing scenes, songs and laugh out loud jokes. Director James Frawley makes this film unique and clever makes you want to keep watching it. but if you look on the negative side for this film the ending was stupid I was expecting a better ending but it was still clever. Another thing about this film that I didn't like is that they forced lots of Muppet to be in the movie they just keep coming when will they stop! But one thing that really was smart to to do is they put lots of great actors as guest stars. Like Orson Welles, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Bob Hope and much more. So overall you should see The Muppet Movie. Expand

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