The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.(C) Paramount Pictures

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 6, 2015
DVD Release Date: June 2, 2015
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water won't win over many viewers who aren't fans of the show, but for the converted, it's another colorful burst of manic fun.

Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)

The live-action sequences, in which Antonio Banderas chews the pirate scenery, may not live up to the Looney Tunes madness of the cartoons, but for sheer head-scrambling craziness this is hard to beat.

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Peter Bradshaw

Almost every line is a zinger, which can be appreciated in a state of total sobriety: it's a non-stoner stoner film - and very funny.

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Richard Crouse
Richard Crouse

Gets a little water logged when the characters hit land and turn into CGI creations, but it never loses its sense of silly whether it is above or below sea level.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

Intermittently, SpongeBob's latest feature is very funny indeed, even for non-devotees of the original series.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The film moves like a pyjama case full of angry weasels, and finds ingenious ways to cram every scene with just one more loopy, disposable gag or slapstick thwack. It may not be the year's best animated film, but it's almost certainly the most.

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Richard Propes

I had a blast with it and found myself laughing consistently throughout the film.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

Sponge Out of Water has a frenetic, Looney Tunes pacing and a head-spinning, surreal story that makes you wonder whether it's aimed at children or stoners.

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Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a simple premise with proven appeal, giving director Paul Tibbitt and his team freedom to construct a film where just about every element of the storytelling exists to be parodied and undermined.

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Rachel Wagner

t is definitely not for everyone and it was out there but I was charmed by it and it kept me engaged.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Markus Robinson
About 50% of this movie is psychedelic, Meta, Adult Swim-esque humor which had me rolling, but had most of the children in my screening staring at the screen… More
KJ Proulx
While I was never an avid viewer, I have always been a fan of the "Spongebob Squarepants" television show, and the first theatrical outing they pulled… More
JY Skacto
Paul Tibbitt knows what to get out of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. A quick 90 minute journey from Bikini Bottom to the surface is what the story… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Mr. Krabs: Welcome to the apocalypse, Mr. Squidward. I hope you like wearing leather. It is a bit strange to go into detail about a movie such as The… More
Mark Hobin
All things considered, Sponge Out of Water is an entertaining flight of fancy. I couldn't follow the story but then again I don't watch the cartoon.… More
Joey Traverso
There are some genuinely funny moments that call back to what made the early episodes of SpongeBob enjoyable, and these moments just make up for the lack of… More