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

  • Critic Score
  • 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

4 stars

It only really gets 4 stars for the fact it?s a Muppet film but it does have good gags and they tell their own story for a change but the music lets it down as do some of the new Muppets (Apart from Pepe, he is the best thing to happen to the Muppets in a long time) The DVD blooper reel is laugh out loud funny too!

- SirPant, Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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