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  • Summary: There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom! Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss and along with his best pal Patrick sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and saveThere's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom! Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss and along with his best pal Patrick sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life. (Paramount) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. The delights of the movie lie in its zany characters, its goofy settings, and above all its surrealistic visual style.
  2. Its instinctive, unstoppable cheerfulness can be, as all those millions of viewers have found, something of a tonic if you're in the mood.
  3. 75
    The film, which is as economically made as it is primitively animated, ambles from adventure to adventure, taking nothing seriously, not even itself.
  4. Reviewed by: Jennifer Frey
    70
    An amusing enough romp through his familiar undersea universe.
  5. Truth be told, the full 99-minute movie does not entirely hold water; it feels like three or four good episodes connected with plot padding. Aesop probably wasn't too hot at long-form fiction, either.
  6. Works best when it devotes itself to the small group of main characters featured on the show.
  7. Everything about the film seems to have been done on the cheap. The music sounds like it came from a high school band.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 88
  2. Negative: 11 out of 88
  1. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    Im a huge fan of Spongebob, so you could imagine that i had high expectations for this movie. Well, i was not dissapointed!! I love thisIm a huge fan of Spongebob, so you could imagine that i had high expectations for this movie. Well, i was not dissapointed!! I love this movie!! I saw it in theaters 5 times!! Great animation, hilarious script, great characters, good plot, and great cast! Gotta love the Hoff!! Expand
  2. MattS.
    Jul 4, 2007
    10
    I thought it was hilarious. My 4 year old son and I enjoyed it equally. Not everything will be Tolkien or Shakespeare; there's no fault I thought it was hilarious. My 4 year old son and I enjoyed it equally. Not everything will be Tolkien or Shakespeare; there's no fault in simple pleasure. Expand
  3. May 21, 2011
    10
    I love SpongeBob and it's a show that I never get tired of. The movie was funny, had a good story, and it's one that I can watch again andI love SpongeBob and it's a show that I never get tired of. The movie was funny, had a good story, and it's one that I can watch again and again. I highly recommend it to any SpongeBob fan, or anyone that likes cartoons in general. Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2013
    8
    A wonderful story line transports viewers into the whimsical world of Spongebob Squarepants; the hero of this brilliant film.
  5. Feb 10, 2013
    8
    Quirky silliness is what made the show so famous. Steven Hillenburg does nothing to settle down as he has put together a laughing riot for allQuirky silliness is what made the show so famous. Steven Hillenburg does nothing to settle down as he has put together a laughing riot for all ages. As the goofballs finally hit the big screen, it's a smile on everyone's faces. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Filme mediano,mas legal. Cheio de peculiaridades e misturando live-action e animações,fala do Rei que perde sua coroa e Bob e Patrick vão buscar ela,e Plankton destrói a Fenda do Bikini enquanto isso,mas Bob consegue salvar a cidade. É apresentável. Expand
  7. May 25, 2012
    2
    I am a big fan of SpongeBob but I'm very disappointed. The film is way too boring...the story is way too predictable... and the voice actingI am a big fan of SpongeBob but I'm very disappointed. The film is way too boring...the story is way too predictable... and the voice acting is way too cheesy. The TV series is way better than the movie.......... Expand

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