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Reviews: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

muppets_most_wantedReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Los adorables muñecos de Jim Henson regresan en una aventura en la misma línea que la anterior. Loca, libre, encantadora, quizá un tanto enfocada a los incondicionales de la pandilla, pero una propuesta de lo más satisfactoria. Una (otra) gansada a disfrutar en compañía.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: There’s a lot to like in ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ and if it doesn’t quite manage to equal the total satisfaction of its predecessor, or make full use of its most gifted human star, it’s hard to get too persnickety about a picture as joyful and sweet as this one.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: While it’s different from the Muppet movies I saw as a child, this film has the same charm and irreverence I’ve come to expect from these fuzzy little guys.
  • [New – 5/15/14] | Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Where The Muppets had heart, Muppets Most Wanted is about doing anything for a laugh, no matter how easy or cheap…It feels like as much like a reaction to its predecessor as a follow-up; a case of getting back to business for a series that has always thrived on irreverence and chaos.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Si tienes treinta y tantos, y mantienes al niño que llevas dentro vivo, “El tour de los Muppets” es una buena elección para pasar un buen rato.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Most of the creative team from The Muppets … has returned, so it’s a bit strange to see how Muppets Most Wanted strays from what worked so well previously.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Swift-paved, smartly spoofy, family-friendly comedy, filled with mistaken identity fun.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Muppets Most Wanted is a respectable entry. It has positive qualities, but much of the story is just a setup for gags.
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti with Punctuation
    • Excerpt: Muppets Most Wanted is essentially the ‘B-Side’ to The Muppets.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Kermit the Frog takes on his biggest challenge yet: dual roles. And truly puts the villain in vaudevillian.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: A quality Muppet film – but not a particularly insightful one.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: More squarely happy than consistently clever, but it’s still a Muppets movie, so if you’re not laughing as often as you’d like, you’re most certainly smiling.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Muppets Most Wanted is less a departure from the original movies and television series than its predecessor, though it still has some ways to go to get back to where it was.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: Muppets Most Wanted isn’t terrible, but it pales in comparison to the last flim.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: A serviceable sequel with enough silly yet savvy humour but one that lacks the nostalgic magic that made the last one work so well.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: They’re doing a sequel…
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: The gags built around the heist are predictable and benign, as is the bulk of Muppets Most Wanted. The majority of the production team from The Muppets, including director James Bobin, scriptwriter Nicholas Stoller, and songwriter Bret McKenzie, are back for the second go-around–which may actually explain the been-there-done-that atmosphere that permeates much of Muppets Most Wanted.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: It’s enjoyable but isn’t likely to go down in history as one of the Muppet’s high points. It’s always great to see the old gang again. For nearly 60 years, The Muppets have been like old friends from whom every visit is always a party, even when they didn’t seem to bring their A-game.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Gone also is most of the self-referential humor found in the first film, as well as any sense of inventiveness or purpose.
  • Stephen Silver @ EntertainmentTell
    • Excerpt: isn’t anywhere close to the achievement its predecessor was, it’s still a funny and very entertaining effort,
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A genial but barely average installment in the long line of Muppet movies.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: More Muppet magic!
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 10:59 am

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