Ice Age: Continental Drift - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ice Age: Continental Drift Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 10, 2013
The swashbuckling stuff is boisterous, if dated, and proves far more engaging than a tedious sub-plot involving Manny's rebellious teenage daughter.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 14, 2012
The first "Ice Age" is still the best, but as fabricated and Saturday morning as this installment is, it's still an accomplished bit of animated filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Time to Play Magazine
December 10, 2012
Here the franchise that recycles other kids' movies recycles itself.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 26, 2012
The beautiful animation and wonderful character design continue to impress, but the seafaring action is sunk by sub-sitcom-level lessons about family and friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012
Apparently Fox are making a fifth, and people wonder what's pushing originality out of Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
This is simply the case of a series that has fully run its course without anywhere left to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
There have been far worse children's films than Ice Age: Continental Drift, even this year, but few that make me so depressed about Hollywood's utter contempt for young moviegoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
William Bibbiani
August 21, 2012
[Teaches] the children of the world all the clichés that they will rapidly come to despise over the course of the following decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
August 13, 2012
The difference between mild endorsement and a dismissive "ehh" technically isn't part of the movie. It's the 5-minute short subject preceding Continental Drift, a wordless gem titled The Longest Daycare starring Maggie Simpson.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 9, 2012
moves quickly, is well directed, and from time to time achieves some real suspense. If it also shows how the franchise is wearing a little thin, it also shows why it has lasted this long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grae Drake
August 7, 2012
Let's make this one extinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Leonard Maltin
August 3, 2012
...everything I liked about the original movie has been worn down.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 30, 2012
... worthless junk, just like the three worthless movies that came before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
July 28, 2012
The "Ice Age" franchise runs out of steam with a narratively inert example of animated fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tom Clift
July 27, 2012
Contains more than enough high energy hi-jinks to keep distractible kiddies entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 26, 2012
Kids will love this film and parents won't be bored for a minute.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 24, 2012
Fossilized in a syrupy, always-stick-by-your-family-and-friends formula. Scrat provides the only constant humour. The surrealism and manic slapstick that animation can do so well are dwarfed by adventures with pirates and a clichéd teen-fitting-in story.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 20, 2012
More solid, at least, than the ice on which its characters float, 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' is a fun fourth installment of the popular franchise that has charmed its fans for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 19, 2012
A hollow simulation of what fun for the whole family looks and sounds like.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 19, 2012
A useless money vacuum.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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