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NewsThe Bob's Burgers Movie Cooks Up Near-Perfect Early Reviews

The Bob’s Burgers Movie Cooks Up Near-Perfect Early Reviews


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Early reviews for The Bob’s Burgers Movie suggest fans of the original animated series will be very satisfied with the Belcher family’s big-screen debut.

At the time of writing, The Bob’s Burgers Movie has an approval rating of 93 percent on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, having previously sat at 95 percent and, at one point, even 96 percent. Of the 43 counted reviews, 40 consider the film to be “fresh,” while only three reviews consider it “rotten.”

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The Bob’s Burgers Movie feels very much like the quirky show — just on a supersized scale, which is all it needed to be,” wrote Lindsey Bahr of the Associated Press. Similarly, Rachel Leishman of The Mary Sue wrote, “The movie just feels like an extended episode in the best of ways. It doesn’t drag or ever feel like this could have just been an episode. It worked as a movie and will, hopefully, bring more audience members into the show.”

In his official review of the film, CBR’s own Brandon Zachary wrote, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie will leave audiences grinning ear to ear, with infectious songs stuck in their heads and a soft spot in their heart. It’s just a fun, nice film that doesn’t take itself too seriously but never cheapens the characters in the process.”

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That said, the film’s reception among critics is not unanimously glowing. “Scattered laughs and lovable characters can’t entirely save a confused narrative structure and a bloated runtime,” wrote Robert Kojder of Flickering Myth. Meanwhile, Soleil Ho of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “I wanted to love The Bob’s Burgers Movie, but it truly tested my faith as a fan of the long-running sitcom.”

Following its premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on May 17, The Bob’s Burgers Movie is set to release in cinemas across the United States this Friday, May 27. The film is based on Loren Bouchard’s fan-favorite animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers, which premiered on Fox in January 2011. To date, the show has aired 238 episodes, having concluded its 12th season just a few days ago on May 22. The Bob’s Burgers Movie is the second theatrically-released feature film based on an animated Fox sitcom, following 2007’s The Simpsons Movie.

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A full, official synopsis for The Bob’s Burgers Movie reads as follows:


“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie flips into theaters on May 27.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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