The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run

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Movie Info & Cast


SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.


  • Tom Kenny
  • Awkwafina
  • Clancy Brown
  • Rodger Bumpass
  • Bill Fagerbakke
  • Carolyn Lawrence
  • Douglas Lawrence
  • Reggie Watts
  • Matt Berry
  • Keanu Reeves

Atom User Reviews

4.0 out of 5


Mar 4, 2021

Sweet, silly, with that profoundly bizarre world view that makes a snail trail gag open to everyone for a laugh, this may not change SpongeBob forever, but it's more SpongeBob as we love him, and that's all the fun you can need.

Metacritic review by Richard Whittaker
Richard Whittaker
Austin Chronicle
Mar 4, 2021

Stretched out to 90 minutes in Sponge on the Run, the pacing lags, the goofiness sags, and you discover over time that there’s not much holding these antics together.

Metacritic review by Christy Lemire
Christy Lemire
Mar 2, 2021

SpongeBob, in whatever form it takes, does one thing and does it really well: absurdist humor with a sweet center. I’m hesitant to ever say that this-and-such thing is “what we need right now,” so I won’t say that about the film. But I will say that SpongeBob is what we need all the time. The more the merrier.

Metacritic review by Bill Goodykoontz
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic