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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Reviews

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November 18, 2019
As a TV series, Spongebob has proven to be quite entertaining in 30-minute doses. Stretching the running time to 90 minutes doesnt help raise the level of appreciation, though.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 24, 2017
As much as I resisted the Bob, I have to admit this is actually a pretty funny film.
January 10, 2011
The questions that the religious right needs to ask are how and why they ever confused homosexuality with pedophilia. Not only does blurring this issue do gays a disservice, it lets SpongeBob get away with murder.
Full Review | Original Score: F
December 29, 2010
Very similar to the edgy animated TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2009
It's never afraid to break out of movie conventions and revert back to its series randomness and sheer Monty Python-esque humor that made it a hit with kids in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2008
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie takes on rather too much water during its extended feature-length submersion.
May 20, 2008
The Nickelodeon cartoon series about an oceanic sponge and his starfish sidekick washes onto the big screen with a tide of weak one-liners, exaggerated reactions, and vaguely nauseating gags.
May 20, 2008
Brilliantly funny, inventive and delirious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 6, 2008
There are a few laughs for adults in this film. There are a few clever cultural references. Mostly, however, I found it underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 18, 2007
The new feature film has some of the charm of the small-screen original, but it lacks the sustained goofiness of the series.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2006
It's back to the drawing board for the TV show's creators, who have previously proven themselves capable of much better than this soggy and waterlogged miscalculation.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2006
A film for kids, students, stoners, anyone who enjoys a break from reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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February 9, 2006
Anyone expecting anything more risky will be sadly disappointed.
January 17, 2006
hile there is something a little familiar about the use of a journey narrative, and the hint of an uplifting message at the end of the film, the breezy insouciance, gleeful absurdity and wacky innocence of the series remains.
September 30, 2005
The story is so good-naturedly silly that while not exactly challenging, it should keep even the grown-ups at least smiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2005
It has a freshness and energy that make a reassuring change from the typical hackneyed "family" films, both animated and live-action, that are ... foisted off on children.
July 25, 2005
...asks the audience to endure three times as much frenetic potty humor, repetitive jokes and screechy voice acting as they are used to. The result is exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 13, 2005
SpongeBob's resilient, Pollyana-like nature is hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 12, 2005
The film even manages to pull off a hilarious comic song ("Now that we're men!"), as well as providing new additions to playground vocabulary such as "Knuckleheaded McSpazatron".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2005
Even when it misses the mark, SpongeBob drips with originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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