The Great Muppet Caper

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Slapstick action in wonderful retro robbery romp.

G 1981 96 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 5+

Fun and whimsical

The film is very self aware, like a lot, it feels a bit like Pixar before Pixar, with a lot of breaking the fourth wall, but it is still entertaining. Although the flow of the film feels a bit stalled and heavy on the exposition, the muppet charm still comes through and Charles Gordon sticks the landing! I believe that he is smitten with Miss Piggy (and who could blame him really). The Muppet gang work well together and it feels like there is equal screen time all around for everyone. The film is fun and whimsical and feels like a mad caper, exactly what it purports.
age 12+

Miss Piggy is lusted after a bunch of times

I don't mind that there's a little bit of silly karate and fighting but I do think the the sexualization of Miss Piggy is a little much. Same with the romance between Kermit and Miss Piggy.

This title has:

Too much sex

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