Ebert: The New York Times:1/2 TV Guide:1/2

Warning, minor plot points revealed!

Quick ReviewI love SpongeBob SquarePants.  Don't let my score fool you, kids will love this movie but I found that stretching the 6-7 minute brilliance of the TV episodes over a 90 minute duration just didn't work.  And the live action sequences were just stupid and didn't fit with the film at all.  It's like they were just added to kill time.  The funniest part of the movie is the first 3 minutes after SpongeBob first appears on screen.  It's the Die Hard parody with the Crabby Patty that needs cheese bit you might have seen in the preview.