The Great Muppet Caper
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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 Frog 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"The movie contains several more cheery, Disneyesque songs than are necessary, but they are made tolerable by the presence of Kermit and Miss Piggy."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Muppets in London on a retro musical robbery-romp."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"A brisk and consistently funny family entertainment. [new DVD review]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Too much Miss Piggy. I always hated Miss Piggy. Kermit was too good for her."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The songs are routine, but the inconsequential plot leaves plenty of time for engaging asides."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"The usual pleasures are all here, but the puppeteers seemed especially intent on giving themselves logistical challenges this time around."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"still the second-best Muppet movie you'll find"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Lacks the warm wit of the original movie, but hey, the old-school Muppets were a funny bunch of freaks!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Perhaps the shallowest of the three classic Muppet films... But even an imperfect Henson movie is bound to have quite a lot of charm."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"...just as silly and uneven as its predecessor."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"My least favorite Muppet movie. But it's still the Muppets, so it's worth a viewing."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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