Box art for Muppets from Space

Muppets from Space

anime & animation, children & family, comedy

The Muppets are back in a zany comedy about the search for Gonzo's past. The entire Muppet cast, led by Kermit and Miss Piggy, must save Gonzo

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 5
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Plenty of jokes and mayhem to keep kids and parents amused.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Muppets from Space is classic Muppet fare with jokes to keep the parents happy and a fun story for kids, with the valuable theme of an outcast trying to find his place in the world. There are some mildly suspenseful moments and lots of comic action sequences in which some of the beloved Muppet creatures, particularly Gonzo, are in danger -- lightning hits, a kidnapping, pratfalls, a Miss Piggy "punch-out" -- all exaggerated and meant to be funny rather than scary.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why the Muppets are so popular. What do kids like about them? How about parents?
  • Have you ever flet like an outcast fro being different, the way Gonzo does?
  • How do you think Muppets from Space compares with other Muppet movies?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews


- Beth Jones, Roanoke Times (Virginia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The movie has a clever premise that will appeal to all ages!

- Betsy Sherman, Boston Globe, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: Witty, warm-hearted!

- Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Muppets From Space just kind of does what every other aging, once-great kids show does--gets on whatever bandwagon is riding high at the time (in this case aliens) and relies heavily on C-list celebrity cameos. Muppets From Space also dares to answer the age old question "What the Hell is Gonzo Anyway?" with anticlimactic results. Well, anticlimactic for those of us who grew up on The Muppet Show. The good news is that despite the odd soundtrack and now-dated catchphrase usage this movie still has some entertaining and pretty funny moments and is nowhere nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be. Either that or my 2 year-old daughter has seriously warped my tastes...

- mjgildea, Monday, August 24, 2009

3 stars

Pretty cute movie. Got to love The Muppets.

- dreamfaeries, Sunday, August 9, 2009

3 stars

A case of the last good flick before the franchise lost its way, this is more fun Muppet mayhem but starting to lose their nack. The beginning sequence as all the Muppets wake up and have a good sing song is brilliant, show stopper for sure. Other nice moments include the 'Undercover Agency' with main baddie Jeff Tambor and his big dumb assistant 'Bobo the Bear' both of which are good for a laugh. Lots of cameos, most of which aren't really needed I guess but as time progresses it seems the Muppets tend to rely on more big cameos as an attraction. I guess the plot for this is a little weak really, that's the problem, 'Gonzo' is a great Muppet but maybe we didn't need to see where he comes from and the fact he's an alien doesn't really fit for me, oh well. This Muppet film just about holds my interest and just about delivers a decent addition to the Henson list. The laughs are OK and it looks reasonable if a little drab. For me they really should stick to adapting classic tales like they did with 'Treasure Island' and 'Christmas Carol'. There is also a lack of various other classic Muppets in this film, dunno why they decided to stick with just seven odd characters, guess that's why we have the big opening number to cover that eh. Oh, dont forget 'Pepe' dressing in his tutu, classic :)

- phubbs1, Wednesday, December 12, 2012