Imperial Leatherosa’s review published on Letterboxd:
The opening shot of the rooftops and our journey over them is genuinely one of the most impressive shots in any film. No I won't calm down. Watch it again and tell me I'm wrong, chump.
Michael Caine escapes from the (alleged) attick and delivers such a great performance. The decision to be 100% serious with no winks to the audience was the right one. The film manages to hit all the emotional beats even with a cast full of wisecracking puppets and I think most of that has to do with Caine being such a good anchor.
The songs have a bit of a school play quality which keeps them from being Disney-level classics but it's very charming. The good-natured spirit of The Muppets just smashes through any cynicism and I love them for that.
My heart goes out to those two extras who reach a painted background and have to stop and stand still while facing it until the shot ends.