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88
After that first second we quit wondering: This is magic, after all, so who wants to know where Henson is?
80
Jim Henson, Muppet originator, and Frank Oz, creative consultant, have abandoned the successful format of their vidshow, and inserted their creations into a well-crafted combo of musical comedy and fantasy adventure.
80
There's a fair amount of Hollywood magic in the way director James Frawley and Henson's Muppeteers stick Kermit and friends into scenarios in which he's riding a bike, rowing a boat, and walking in cowboy boots. But the less showy effects always defined the Muppets.
75
Cute without being insipid, funny without being childish, The Muppet Movie contains enough magic to please all ages.
70
Muppet magic remains a bewildering succession of wonderful bits.
50
It's also very well written by Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns and directed by James Frawley ("Kid Blue," "The Big Bus") with a comic touch that never becomes facetious.

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