The Muppets

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Muppet comedy offers memorable laughs, musical numbers.

PG 2011 98 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 49 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 80 reviews

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age 10+

5 and 8 year old demanded I turn it off

This really didn't seem like a children's movie. There was a lot of adult humor and themes, and the plot was too difficult for my 5 year old to understand. The idea of a woman in a relationship with man who is inattentive and emotionally unavailable was over my daughter's head. I thought this would be like the old Muppets with puppets doing funny little skits, but it was mostly actors accompanied by Muppets. My kids only watched 15 minutes and then asked if we could watch Wild Krats instead - a nonfiction TV show about animals. So, I guess that tells you something about the entertainment value of this movie. I'm disappointed I paid Amazon Prime's fee to rent this one. Wasted $4.
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age 2+

Dissapointing muppet movie

I only went to see this because it looked like it was the best thing playing at my local theatre. The other things playing were Arthur Christmas(which looks terrible),Happy Feet 2 (which also doesn't look that good),Jack and Jill(which I really wanted to see,but this looked better),Puss In Boots(which just looks REALLY bad),Twilight 4(which looks EXTREMELY bad) and Tower Heist(which I wanted to see,but it was only on late at night). Let's just say that I'm starting to regret not seeing something else. I've loved the muppets ever since I was little and even though this movie looked VERY good,it was kind dissapointing. Now i've only seen 3 of the muppet movies(the first one,muppets from space and this one) and I can honestly say that muppets from space was my favourite. I mean,don't get me wrong the movie was funny and when it's funny,it's REALLY funny even though there are some slow and boring parts. It just wasn't as good or as funny as it should of been. Sorry fellow muppet fans,but if your'e like me you will be dissapointed with this movie despite the critical acclaim(to tell you the truth I don't even know why critics liked it so much,but they did).So bottom line: if you want to see this movie, just rent it.Don't waste your money seeing it at the movies. Also I have no idea why this movie was rated PG because it is appropriate for all ages.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
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For kids who love to laugh

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