4.5 stars out of 5 -- "The film is beautifully crafted by Bobin, as technicolored and happy as a musical picture has any right to be, and there are plenty of affectionate tips-of-the-hat to the core of Muppet mania."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (11/19/2011)
"More fresh than retro, THE MUPPETS bursts with charm and cheeky humor."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (11/22/2011)
3 stars out of 4 -- "The Muppet franchise is revitalized with THE MUPPETS, a funny, wickedly self-aware musical..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (11/18/2011)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE MUPPETS is both a delightful family film about the Muppets and a winking, self-referential satire..."
Washington Post (11/23/2011)
"These are the same old, adorable Muppets, as sweetly innocent and likable as ever. Winking at itself, the movie is casually, amusingly self-reflexive."
New York Times - Stephen Holden (11/23/2011)
"For adults, the movie's gentle, clever, unironic humor feels freshly, trendily retro now....And for kids...the movie is just shiny, funny, and filled with songs..." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (12/02/2011)
4 stars out of 5 -- "This update's great strength is that it marries classic Muppet antics with the most Muppety aspects of modern culture. You couldn't find two more apt human sidekicks than duo Segel and Adams..."
Total Film - Ellen E. Jones (04/01/2012)
3 stars out of 4 -- "It's Kermie, Piggy and the gang who rightly steal the show. THE MUPPETS slaps a smile on your face you won't want to wipe off."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (12/08/2011)
"A very warm and fuzzy musical comedy....One of the movie's delights is all the subversive parody slipped into its very smart script by co-writers Segel and Nicholas Stoller ."
Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey (11/23/2011)
"The film finds the Muppets� heart....The songs, largely written by FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS' Bret McKenzie, are cute and clever, and the gags are witty..."
A.V. Club - Keith Phipps (11/22/2011)
"The love Segel has for the Muppets is a genuine, perceivable and positive quality that suffuses this good-hearted revitalization of the franchise..."
Movieline - Alison Willmore (11/22/2011)
"A breezy, keen-to-please attitudes prevails, and director James Bobin moves things along with good cheer..."
Hollywood Reporter - Todd McCarthy (11/17/2011)