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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Stephen Hillenburg

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About the Movie

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. Krabs — not to mention having been turned down for a long-awaited promotion at the restaurant — SpongeBob (voice of Tom Kenny) refuses to believe that his boss is responsible and teams up with his best friend, Patrick (voice of Bill Fagerbakke), on a mission to Shell City, where he hopes he can exonerate Mr. Krabs and return the crown to its rightful owner. Of course, this is no easy task; once outside the safety of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob is faced with the overwhelming dangers of the sea, not the least of which being a cyclops that many believe to be responsible for the deaths of countless other unfortunate sea-creatures who ventured outside county lines. Among those who lent their vocal chords to the film include Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor, and Alec Baldwin.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 127
  • Fresh: 87
  • Rotten: 40
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie takes on rather too much water during its extended feature-length submersion. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: An animated adventure that's funnier than Shark Tale and more charming than The Polar Express. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: What's remarkable about The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie is how much care Hillenburg and his crew of writers, animators and actors have taken to make it undeniably movielike. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Could SpongeBob, all gangly goodwill and ice cream appetite, be the anarchic savior for our stressed-out times? – Ed Park, Village Voice, Nov 24, 2004

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Customer Reviews

1st Review

I don't care what anyone else says, Spongebob is the greatest thing ever and the movie is even better than the show!


I love this movie I have it on dvd already, it's a must have


its like a normal spongebob episode but with a really big adventure. great fun for the whole familyyy!