THE SIMPSONS MOVIE may not qualify for the honor of "Best. Movie. Ever," but even the harshest critics like Comic Book Guy will find little to dislike in this hilarious comedy. Springing from Fox's hit series, the movie expands the adventures of the Springfield residents into a feature-length film. Here Homer's selfish antics (and a hankering for free donuts) are responsible for a horrific ecological disaster that could spell the end for Springfield. So it's up to the paunchy patriarch to save his family and the town from the mess that he has created.
Just as in the Emmy-winning show, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE skillfully combines smart satire with inspired silliness. Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, and other regulars of the series provide laughs with their vocal talents, while Albert Brooks is hilarious as the film's villain. Though THE SIMPSONS MOVIE is best seen after a lifetime of watching reruns of the show and repeating its endlessly quotable lines, viewers don't have to be die-hard fans to get the jokes. Screenwriters Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Co. are at the top of their game here, channeling the show at its best. The film comes after 18 seasons of the series, but it's certainly more in the spirit (and quality) of the show's best years.
Mike Scully - Screenwriter, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Richard Sakai - PRODUCER/EXECUTIVE
Al Jean - Screenwriter, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
George Meyer - Screenwriter, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
James L. Brooks - Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Hank Azaria - Actor, THE SIMPSONS
Matt Selman - Screenwriter, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Harry Shearer - American Screenwriter/Actor
Julie Kavner - American TV/Film Actress
Matt Groening - Cartoonist, THE SIMPSONS
David Silverman - Co-Director of MONSTERS, INC.
Ian Maxtone-Graham - Screenwriter, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Jon Vitti - Screenwriter, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Albert Brooks - Actor/writer/director
Albert Einstein - Actor/writer/director
Yeardley Smith - Actor/"We're Back"
Tress MacNeille - Voice Actor, ANIMANIACS (1993)
Danny Elfman - Score composer
Hans Zimmer - Composer
John Swartzwelder - Screenwriter, THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Mike Reiss - Creator, QUEER DUCK
Dan Castellaneta - Actor, THE SIMPSONS
Pamela Hayden - Voice of Milhouse on THE SIMPSONS
Nancy Cartwright - Actress/"Twilight Zone...
- Format: Blu-Ray
- Run Time: 87
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 024543492016
- Genre: Comedy
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (for irreverant humor throughout.)
- Release Date: August 2014
Theatrical Release: July 27, 2007
"[I]t's a very funny movie....Full of the anarchic, generous, good-natured humor that is the show's enduring signature." - 07/27/2007 New York Times, p.E1
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "If you like the TV show, you're going to love the movie....The laughs come fast and furiously on the big screen." - 07/27/2007 USA Today, p.14D
4 stars out of 5 -- "THE SIMPSONS MOVIE honours the slickness, wit and ingenuity of Matt Groenig's creating with aplomb....A triumph..." - 10/01/2007 Total Film, p.58
"[T]he creative team have upped their game considerably for this special outing....This is certainly the funniest American animated movie since the SOUTH PARK film." - 10/01/2007 Sight and Sound, p.71
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he team of writers masterfully avoids moralizing and instead delivers a raft of social satirical digs..." - 04/01/2008 Ultimate DVD, p.68