The Simpsons Movie

20th Century Fox Released 2007


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David Silverman

The Simpsons Movie is the big-screen debut of America's favorite family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. When rock band Green Day drown in the greatly polluted Lake Springfield, the town comes together to clean it up. Homer has inherited a pig named Plopper, but his idea of cleaning up the pig's waste is to put it in an overflowing silo. When Marge tells him to dispose of it, he gets distracted and dumps it into the lake. When the toxic pig waste pollutes the lake, a squirrel getsmutated which leads to Springfield being placed in a dome. The citizens are outraged when they discover Homer was at fault. They form an angry mob and come to destroy the Simpsons home. Homer's blunder leads him to hopping in sinkholes, ending up in Alaska, and riding on a wrecking ball, all in a quest for redemption and forgiveness from his town and family.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The Simpsons Movie, in the end, is as good as an average episode of "The Simpsons." In other words, I'd be willing to watch it only -- excuse me while I crunch some numbers here --...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    In some ways, it reminded me of the final "Seinfeld" episode. As much as I laughed throughout, I kept wondering what was with all the emotional lessons.

  • 80

    Variety Brian Lowry

    Put simply, if somebody had to make a "Simpsons" movie, this is pretty much what it should be -- clever, irreverent, satirical and outfitted with a larger-than-22-minutes plot, cap...

  • Superb

  • Great movie

    0,5 star down for someone being killed with glass.
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  • Greatest movie ever

    The Simpsons saved Springfield.
  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    Many fans of The Simpsons Movie were very critical of it. While I understand why, the fact is that many of them just don't realize that this film wasn't made for them. Criticism range from the film not being edgy enough, to the fact that the film didn't take place in Springfield and didn't utilize the side characters much, but again, the film wasn't meant for the die hard Simpsons fan. While the show has been on for more than a quarter century, prior to the films release, ratings for the show were in the toilet, and it was only being kept alive by syndication and merchandising money. The point of the film was to be childish and geared towards a younger audience. While fans of the show were expecting the film to be extreme like the South Park movie, what they got amounted to little more than a children's movie. The fans were upset, but the studios gamble paid off, as the ratings went up and have continued to be much better. For those who didn't see it, the film focuses on Homer, who made the mistake of polluting the town, to a point where the EPA put a big dome over Springfield to separate it from the rest of the country. As angry town folks form a mob, intent on getting Homer, the family escapes and goes on the run. The film is far from being the best the Simpsons has to offer, but it served it's purpose in attracting younger viewers and raising the ratings. Fans may have been upset with Matt Groening, but what he did saved the show for who knows how many future seasons. The film isn't spectacular, but it was good for introducing new fans to the characters we all know and love.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta


Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria


Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer


Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

... Bart / Maggie / Ralph / Nelson / Todd Flanders / TV Daughter / Woman on Phone

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith


Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty

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Animation, Comedy


outrageous situations, road trip, pop culture references, funny fat guy, dysfuntional families