The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

Something nefarious is afloat in the depths of Bikini Bottom: King Neptune's crown has been stolen, and the prime suspect is Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's boss at Mr. Krabs' Krabby Patties. Despite the overwhelming evidence against Mr.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 19, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Surreally goofy and entertaining for both children and their parents.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very similar to the edgy animated TV show.

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Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine

A film for kids, students, stoners, anyone who enjoys a break from reality.

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Micheal Compton
Bowling Green Daily News

As a TV series, Spongebob has proven to be quite entertaining in 30-minute doses. Stretching the running time to 90 minutes doesnt help raise the level of appreciation, though.

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Todd McCarthy

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie takes on rather too much water during its extended feature-length submersion.

Time Out

Anyone expecting anything more risky will be sadly disappointed.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

As much as I resisted the Bob, I have to admit this is actually a pretty funny film.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The Nickelodeon cartoon series about an oceanic sponge and his starfish sidekick washes onto the big screen with a tide of weak one-liners, exaggerated reactions, and vaguely nauseating gags.

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

hile there is something a little familiar about the use of a journey narrative, and the hint of an uplifting message at the end of the film, the breezy insouciance, gleeful absurdity and wacky innocence of the series remains.

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Cole Smithey

The questions that the religious right needs to ask are how and why they ever confused homosexuality with pedophilia. Not only does blurring this issue do gays a disservice, it lets SpongeBob get away with murder.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
Probably one of the funniest animated films of all time. The film follows the show very faithfully while adding on some new twists to it and it ends up being… More
Drew Smith
Spongebob is palatable in twenty-minute doses, but ninety minutes is waaaay too much.
Eric Shankle
I'm a huge fan of Spongebob seasons 1-3, which is basically the Golden Age of the show. After this film, the show went downhill and now lacks the smartly… More
Bentley Lyles
Spongebob was my favorite cartoon for the longest time. That changed when Phineas and Ferb came out. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie was released toward the end… More
Directors Cat
I grew up with Spongebob Squarepants, at the time of this films release I was in love with Spongebob and Patrick and I was over the moon when I found out there… More
Jim Careter
A childhood favorite, Spongebob ismy favorite TV show of my childhood, i still watch it. After not getting the promotion for The Krusty Krab 2, Spongebob goes… More