The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021)

In the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick, and the Bikini Bottom gang star in their most epic adventure movie yet! When SpongeBob's… More

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Rated: PG
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DVD Release Date: March 4, 2021
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although its story may leave fans on the surface, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run is a wondrously wacky visit to Bikini Bottom that retains the charm of the original series.

Chris Stuckmann

Unfortunately, the film didn't feel like it really had a story. It felt like a series of sketches, and most of them weren't very funny.

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Richard Whittaker
Austin Chronicle

Sweet, silly, with that profoundly bizarre world view that makes a snail trail gag open to everyone for a laugh, this may not change SpongeBob forever, but it's more SpongeBob as we love him, and that's all the fun you can need.

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Witney Seibold
Critically Acclaimed Podcast

I always welcome a hit of SpongeBob's particular brand of candy-coated insanity.

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Kristy Puchko
IGN Movies

Though not as joltingly outrageous as its predecessors, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run is a winsomely wacky good time, alive with laughs and light-hearted lunacy.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Watching one of these movies is like having a vision of Cthulhu; you walk away from the experience a changed person, possibly raving about the apocalypse.

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Peter Canavese
Celluloid Dreams

One of the heirs to Looney Tunes. Witty, slow to hit its stride, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

There's nothing stiff or self-serious about "Sponge on the Run," which plays equally to young children and college stoners alike.

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Stephanie Zacharek
TIME Magazine

The movie is an act of loony generosity we shouldn't refuse. This is ludicrous entertainment for frazzled times.

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Chris Mello
In Review Online

In the end, the latest outing for what was once a unique and vibrant kids show ends up as little more than a brazen opportunity for the brand.

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