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100
New York Post
Who's going to love it? Anyone with a sense of humor: Team America: World Police is hands-down the funniest movie of the year.
88
A ruthlessly clever musical, a punchy political parody and the hottest look ever at naked puppets -- the first film, porn included, in which a woody is actually made of wood.
88
New York Daily News
It turns out that puppets can tell us more about who we are as a nation than the most meticulous documentary. In Team America: World Police, the potty-mouthed, crazily brilliant musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the result is hilarious, shocking and bound to offend nearly everyone.
75
Entertainment Weekly
I was amused more or less throughout by the ingeniously designed and executed stunt that is Team America.
75
When Team America works, it falls squarely into the category of guilty pleasure.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
There is no room for subtlety. Aiming a rude, foul-mouthed political satire everywhere -- left, right and center -- Trey Parker and Matt Stone blow up a good deal of the world, not to mention the egos of many Hollywood personalities
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
The puppets are anatomically correct and politically incorrect. They provide 45 of the funniest minutes I've spent at the movies this year.
63
Chicago Tribune
Team America's strengths are in its musical numbers, especially Kim Jong Il's mournful "I'm So Ronery" (translation: "Lonely"), a heartfelt peek into the dictator's soul.
63
Miami Herald
Egregiously vulgar satire on terrorism, global politics and Hollywood action movies gets an immeasurable boost from its wonderfully designed, old-school string puppets.
60
Yes, it's inventive, yes, it's out-there and audacious, but no, it's not always as funny as those good things would lead you to hope.
60
Wall Street Journal
I know this sounds like great fun, and some of it is, but there's nowhere near enough good stuff to fill the 114-minute running time.
25
San Francisco Chronicle
Surprisingly, the results are embarrassing. As puppetry, Team America is stilted. As satire, it's gutless and lazy. And as comedy, it barely delivers laughs.

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