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The Great Muppet Caper is the second Muppet film and it is considerably more complex than its predecessor, The Muppet Movie, which was essentially just a road movie. As the film begins, Kermit the Fro... read more read more...g and Fozzie Bear are reporters who have failed to bag a story of a London jewel heist, which happened under their watch. The real criminals managed to escape and frame Miss Piggy as the thief. Kermit, Fozzie and the Great Gonzo set out on a mission to solve the mystery and track down the criminals who stole the Baseball Diamond. There are fewer star cameos and songs in The Great Muppet Caper than in The Muppet Movie, although appearances from John Cleese and Charles Grodin are particularly memorable. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Flixster Users

79% liked it

34,949 ratings

Critics

79% liked it

19 critics

DVD Release Date: July 10, 2001

Stats: 1,052 reviews

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  • August 7, 2014
    The first Muppet movie was very focused on introducing characters and revolved around being a road movie, comedy. In this second of the Muppet films, our now established friends play various characters in a thriller concerning precious jewels being stolen from a fashion designer.... read more Reporters Kermit and Fozzy must team up with a squadron of misfits and Miss Piggy in order to catch the culprits. The film respects its characters, but often makes a lot of in-jokes and meta references to the fact that the Muppets are playing characters, and also that Kermit and Fozzy are "identical twins" because they both wear hats. There are a lot of great musical numbers performed by the Muppets, including a water ballet routine by Miss Piggy in her true over the top fashion. The supporting actors are great, including a crotchety Charles Grodin, and an overly nice John Cleese, in a great cameo appearance. Wildly entertaining and certainly fun, the Muppets make yet enough grand old film.
  • January 18, 2011
    Of all the Muppet movies I've seen, I enjoyed this the least. I couldn't follow the plot at some points and the story just didn't intrest me. The Muppets solving a mystery just isn't my type. But there is still funny quotes and the movie has its moments. That is why I am giving t... read morehis a 60%.

    Funny dialogue scene:

    (A truck driver is pushed out of his truck and is thrown next to a trach can. A person comes out of the garbage can next to him.)

    Truck Driver: "What are you doing here?"
    Oscar the Grouch: "A very brief cameo."
    Truck Driver: "Me too."
  • January 10, 2011
    A good story, but not as funny as the first movie. I liked this movie when I was a kid, but now that I see it again, it's not as good as I remembered. Anyway, it's enjoyable and kids will like it.
  • January 7, 2010
    I'm sorry, but how does anyone NOT love the Muppets. Especially with Charles Grodin.
  • September 22, 2009
    The Muppets come to London! Whoo Hoo, this might be my favourite of the Muppet films but only by a tiny bit. I love the Muppets!
  • July 19, 2008
    This Muppet film never really did it for me. It's certainly not the worst in the series, but it seems to lack the "magic" of the first two.

    That being said the bicycle sequence and the dancing are both amazing pieces of puppetry.
  • July 11, 2008
    fantastic, possibly the best of the muppet films
  • August 17, 2007
    Aw, probably the only Muppet Movie I didn't like. It was all British, and the Muppets are an American creation, so I wasn't too interested. They also felt out of character, solving mysteries instead of their show business. I couldn't get into it after the awesomeness of the first... read more Muppet Movie.
  • April 4, 2007
    the muppets AND diana rigg who could ask for more!
  • February 21, 2007
    I had the book when I was kid and it was one of my favorites.

Critic Reviews


Andrea Gronvall
May 20, 2008
Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

During their late-70s heyday the Muppets won huge TV audiences with their corny puns and showbiz in-jokes, but stretched to feature length the formula loses some of its snap. Full Review

Tom Milne
February 9, 2006
Tom Milne, Time Out

The songs are routine, but the inconsequential plot leaves plenty of time for engaging asides. Full Review

Roger Ebert
October 23, 2004
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

We don't care about some dumb diamond the size of a baseball, and as Muppet fans we're probably also indifferent to Henson's ambition to satirize old movie genres. Full Review

Vincent Canby
August 30, 2004
Vincent Canby, New York Times

The movie contains several more cheery, Disneyesque songs than are necessary, but they are made tolerable by the presence of Kermit and Miss Piggy. Full Review

Josh Larsen
June 7, 2013
Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm

The usual pleasures are all here, but the puppeteers seemed especially intent on giving themselves logistical challenges this time around. Full Review

Tim Brayton
November 22, 2011
Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

Perhaps the shallowest of the three classic Muppet films... But even an imperfect Henson movie is bound to have quite a lot of charm. Full Review

Charles Cassady
December 15, 2010
Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media

Muppets in London on a retro musical robbery-romp. Full Review

May 20, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

That first film with the muppet crew had to be a success; this time it was more difficult. Nonetheless, the caper plot that Henson and company worked out manages to hold adult interest for quite a while. Full Review

David Nusair
January 7, 2006
David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews

...just as silly and uneven as its predecessor. Full Review

Peter Canavese
December 18, 2005
Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews

A brisk and consistently funny family entertainment. [new DVD review]

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Facts


    • Lady Holiday: We have to make drastic changes in the new line before the show tomorrow. All my girls are going around looking like barn-yard animals. Good heavens, who are you?
    • Miss Piggy: My name is Miss Piggy and I would like to be a high-fashion model.
    • Lady Holiday: Doesn't surprise me. Seems to be the way we're heading.
    • Fozzie Bear: Excuse me, Mr. Holliday. Would you let Kermit go? If you hold him too long he'll just give you warts.
    • Beauregard: You can call me Beauregard. where are you guys going?
    • Kermit: The happiness hotel.
    • Beauregard: Oh good, that's where I'm going. How do you get there?
    • Fozzie Bear: Haven't you ever been there?
    • Beauregard: Of course! I live there. I just don't know how to get there.
    • Lady Holiday: Nicky, that's my new receptionist dancing out there!
    • Nicky Holiday: Which one?
    • Lady Holiday: The pig.
    • Nicky Holiday: She's sensational.
    • Lady Holiday: 45 words a minute, about average.
    • Trucker: What are you doing here?
    • Oscar the Grouch: A very brief cameo.
    • Trucker: Me too.
    • Sam the Eagle: You are all weirdos!

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