The Muppets
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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film bursting at the seams with sheer, unadulterated joy: watch it, and the world seems just that little bit brighter..."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"You can rest easy - if you have previously loved the Muppets, you will likely currently love The Muppets."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"Serving as both a wondrous stroll down your childhood and a fantastic introduction to Kermit and company, this is a warmly inspired nostalgia kick that will delight both longtime fans and endear the franchise to a new generation."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"The giddiness that Jim Henson & Friends brought to the original Muppets is missing. The antic energy, the old vaudeville/TV variety show references are just plain alien to modern kids."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A luminous and loving tribute to the man who breathed life into nothing but felt and faux fur."
‑ Erick Weber, NECN
"It may not entirely work as a movie, but The Muppets shines as a piece of touching pop nostalgia."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The chorus of one of the songs declares, 'I've got everything that I need, right in front of me.' For 120 minutes, that's precisely how I felt."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"What is a Muppet? Is it something one is born? Is it something one chooses? Is it a state of mind? Is it a lifestyle?"
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"A Muppet film that not only lives up to the franchise legacy and, for some, might just end up being one of their all-time favorite adventures with Kermit and the gang."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Marvellous. The Muppets manages to revitalise the family classic to create a hilarious and life-affirming delight."
‑ David Michael Brown, Empire Magazine Australasia
"The purity of the nostalgia turns this franchise film into a love letter to childhood."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"[Filmmakers] hew close to the essential innocence informing the Muppets' silliness."
‑ Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
"The Muppets never went away, and "The Muppets" is a celebration of that. It's time to play the music, and it's time to light the lights."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The muppets are back, just like we remember them, with catchy tunes and meta humor. Also, a great cast of cameo appearances is paired with a fun story and iconic characters that haven't been detrimentally modernized."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"You can tell that these filmmakers grew up cherishing what was best about the Muppets. ... From the script to the colors to the body language, it all has Henson's heartbeat."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Filmwell
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