The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) - Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: G
Reviews: 5 out of 59 found boring (8.47%)

One-line Reviews (45)

But I wish that what was between the beginning and end was a bit more entertaining.

Boring .

But half an hour later, I was just plain bored.

This is a rather enjoyable and harmless entertaining Muppet movie, featuring most of the well known Muppets.

The comedy is overall pretty fresh with this film, the musical numbers are entertaining, and the characters are good.

To call this a waste of time for puppeteer and actor alike is flattery.

Enjoyable mostly on nostalgic terms, and great with an audience .

Kids will be bored by this plot.

It seems that every Muppet movie has to have multiple sequences of tiresome romance between the two.

The cameos were pointless.

I'm just glad this movie was very entertaining.

I found this to be the most enjoyable Muppets movie, because I felt it was the most light-hearted and had the best comic delivery on most of its lines.

Most of the songs, apart from the sequel song (which was also re- used in their last film), were bland and forgettable, the laughs are few and the plot isn't particularly engaging.

Entertaining third Muppet outing highlighted with Henson's outstanding work and a wonderful celebration of New York.

The film is entertaining for the most part, with "Saying Goodbye", the poignant song the Muppets sing as they part, and a lot that happens after that.

Add to that very smart dialogue, very smart New York/Broadway "wink wink" humor, the usual large amount of celebrity cameos and some really enjoyable songs that don't border on "kid-level cheesy" whatsoever...

I really respect the Muppet-performers and their timing and handling is always just great, especially Frank Oz who always is subtle and handles the most enjoyable Muppet characters.

Enjoyable enough Muppet vehicle.

Beyond that, however, the story is progressive, and highly entertaining.

It's worth watching for kids and even sentimental adults like myself.

There are some funny bits during this part of the film, such as Animal chasing a woman through the audience on the college campus, but for a little while, the film seemed bland to me compared to its two predecessors.

I happened to have enjoyed it greatly.

) The Muppet movies proved that a G-rated film could be intelligent, witty, funny and entertaining for all ages.

The story and songs are entertaining and likable.

Some of the jokes I thought were good, but the pace was really slow and the story was just not that interesting.

When Kermit loses his memory (an old cliché), we have some nice touches- the joke about him probably being a missing resident with an Italian name from a nudist colony is edgy ("I don't feel Italian," he says).

"The Muppets Take Manhattan" isn't quite as good as the previous two movies, but it's still very enjoyable.

and they were boring!

The Muppets still have their charm and comical antics, which obviously also helps carry the movie for the most part, as does the plot, a simple but intriguing one for all ages.

A fascinating insight into the lives of a variety of talking animals and the trials and tribulations they face in the human dominated New York, this film deals with the age old tale of frog meets pig in a mature, contemporary fashion.

) It does give you all the elements of a film (decent plot, good characters - well it does star the Muppets, a list of lesser celebs* which films would clamour for) What is surprising, is the fact that it can be a roller coaster of emotions, some sad, some heartwarming, some funny and some serious - it all makes an enjoyable family film that everyone can watch together.

You know, from the cliché, that what will get Kermit's memory back is a good hit to the noggin, and you know, given Piggy's propensity for violence, that she will deliver it.

Kids will be yawning at that point.

It has a great story, different but still a fun one, bouncy songs especially It's Time for Saying Goodbye and the superb Together Again, the Manhattan locations are clever and truly stunning and the cameos from the likes of Liza Minelli, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields and Gregory Hines are fun personified.

Considering what they had to work with, this is amazingly bland.

Also, this film has a story line that's very non-linear, and events that are otherwise unpredictable.

Who knew Miss Piggy could be so entertaining.

The inclusion of the Muppet Babies in a thinly veiled promo for the spin-off is as entertaining as it is blatant, and in some ways is a minor indictment on the dull tone of the rest of the film that it can be upstaged by a flashback.

If you have children I recommend this film, there's singing, puppets, action, and Miss Piggy what else could be more entertaining and it beats being stuck with the teletubbies.

Her character features by far the most humorous and enjoyable situations.

It's fun, it's funny and, most importantly, it's entertaining.

MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN is nothing special, but miles more enjoyable than MERRY MUPPET Christmas.

The humor actually isn't that much good, since its mostly simply written and the events are predictable.

Both of which were way too predictable.

But I still had an enjoyable enough time with The Muppets Take Manhattan, although the script isn't too solid and there are way too many characters for me to care.