The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

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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.

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

Cast

Tom Kenny
as SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Waffle/Agreeable Mob Member
Bill Fagerbakke
as Patrick Star/Male Fish/Eager Customer
Rob Paulsen
as Seagull
Rodger Bumpass
as Squidward Tentacles/Doctor/Angry Mob Member #2/Doughnut/Squi
Clancy Brown
as Mr. Krabs
Carolyn Lawrence
as Sandy Cheeks
Antonio Banderas
as Burger-Beard
Mr. Lawrence
as Plankton/Plankton Robot/News Anchor Fish
Jill Talley
as Karen (the Computer Wife)/Ice Cream Cone #2
Mary Jo Catlett
as Mrs. Puff
Tim Conway
as Seagull
Eddie Deezen
as Seagull
Cree Summer
as Seagull
Eric Bauza
as Seagull
Billy West
as Seagull
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Critic Reviews for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (83) | Rotten (20)

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

    Mar 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • 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.

    Mar 26, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 26, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 25, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I never know what I want from commercial animated entertainment, but I do know that I like being able to suspect that -- by the standards of the competition -- its makers might be outlaws and lunatics.

    Feb 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

  • Jan 02, 2017
    Mom and I saw this in 3-D winter before last and we both found it even better than we were expecting it was going to be. A majority of fans of the first film like me will have a blast watching SpongeBob in this film and I wouldn't mind Paramount and Nickelodeon Studios making a third one. You will not be disappointed!
    David T Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2016
    I watch SpongeBob to laugh. I did. Supremely silly. Banderas is great. I don't have children, so I don't know how this will play to that demographic. I loved it and would watch it again.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2015
    It's crazy but it works.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2015
    You either get Spongebob, or you don't. There is no in between. He and his band of underwater friends have been entertaining children and adults alike, in equal measure, for over 10 years. Sponge Out of Water is his second feature, which, like the first, is just an extremely extended episode. With all that knowledge at your disposal, you should know how you feel about this innocent, innocuous talking sponge and how you would feel about spending 90 minutes or so with him. Sponge Out of Water delivers exactly what its title promises, so it's built in audience will lap up this madcap extended play without provocation. And if you aren't down with it, well, perhaps ease your senses with a few episodes before diving into this screwball feature.
    Jason S Super Reviewer

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