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The Muppets

Released: 10/02/2012 General release
An entire generation has now grown up not knowing what a Muppet is. If that fills you with existential dread, this sequel/reboot was made for you. Peter Linz and Jason Segal play fans desperate to prevent oil tycoons demolishing the iconic Muppet Theatre. Help comes from Kermit, Miss Piggy and half of Hollywood. For more information visit: http://www.disney.co.uk/muppets/ Buy: http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/cinema/Leeds%20The%20Light/film/the-muppets Watch:
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Film4“Movie-going is rarely this much fun...” The Muppets themselves, once finally assembled, maintain the complex and elusive mixture of genre savvy satire and distilled childlike sincerity that made them such a smash in the first place with children and adults alike...
 
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80 %
The Observer“Cheerfully postmodern mode...” The film's broad smiles and big-heartedness are bracingly disingenuous, the self-referential jokes well handled. Only the affection emanating from the audience is sincere...
 
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80 %
Radio Times“A laugh-out-loud return...” Packed with just enough retro references and subversive humour to strike a chord with grown-ups who will remember the show from their own childhoods...
 
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80 %
Little White Lies“Kermit, we’re sorry we forgot about you – never leave again...” A witty, charming film that embraces the history of these immensely loveable characters rather than enacting some corporate-sanctioned ‘reboot’, The Muppets is the very essence of that oft- misused adjective, ‘feel-good’...
 
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60%
The Independent“Revisit the simpler days of your childhood...” The jokes flag after a while, though the charm stays strong, even when the promised Celebrity Cameo turns out to be Jack Black. Is he really on a par with Miss Piggy...?
 
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Evening Standard“Welcome back, Muppets...” Though rather too long and more than a bit uneven, the film reminds us that this insane group of human toys are capable of wit and sophistication as well as farcical comedy...
 
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80 %
Empire“Funny, smart and gleefully insane” The Muppets may not have been away, but it’s a long time since we’ve seen them being funny in the way they were in the days of Jim Henson’s original show...
 
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80 %
Time Out“Nothing short of brilliant...” A flock of singing chickens may well prove to be the funniest scene of 2012. The result is a film bursting at the seams with sheer, unadulterated joy: watch it, and the world seems just that little bit brighter...
 
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80 %
Total Film “Plain, loveable and nice...” Thus swings into motion a textbook on-with-the-show musical comedy, celebrating the virtues of teamwork, being kind to each other and impromptu song-and-dance numbers – the kind of thing the Muppets do best...
 
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80 %
The Telegraph“So genial, so joyous, and suffused with such a lip-smacking sweetness...” Moments of such pure, infectious happiness that even the most black-hearted cynic has to throw up their hands in surrender and break out into an enormous grin. The Muppets begins with just such a moment, and it lasts for 109 minutes...
 
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