Too much of the joy imparted by Muppets Most Wanted has too little to do with the Muppets themselves.
[It] isn't as giddily entertaining as its predecessor but much of the charm remains, making this an ideal destination for a family excursion.
Kids will enjoy it, and there are more than enough clever gags to keep parents amused. But the film lacks the tenderness and rich nostalgia that made The Muppets such an improbable delight.
The songs are infectious, but the rest (despite turns by Tina Fey and Ty Burrell) lacks some of the gang's usual feel-good joy.
The new Muppet movie is as sweet as a bowl of tapioca. And about as interesting.
Opens with a self-referential song that comments on the fact that sequels are never quite as good as the film that inspired them and then goes on to prove the point.
The movie overflows with funny moments, and Constantine is a terrific character.
The only thing better than one Kermit is two. And the only thing better than two Kermits is one with a Russian accent.
The way that "Muppets Most Wanted" grabs for the green is criminal.