World War Z
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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.
| Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Contains more than enough high energy hi-jinks to keep distractible kiddies entertained.
Kids will love this film and parents won't be bored for a minute.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Continental Drift is a fine swan song for the cartoon series, if that's what this turns out to be.
| Original Score: 6
The series is winding down but there are still enough laughs to entertain the pre-teen crowd.
| Original Score: 6/10
Excellent entertainment for the entire family.
This edition features a simple storyline along with some brilliant animation. But three sequels is pretty much enough.
Finally one that's fun. Speaking of fun, why don't the producers give Scrat his own movie?
| Original Score: 4/5
Prehistoric pals hit the seas for an exciting adventure.
Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones - and it works.
These films are generally good at being good enough, and the fourth installment, Ice Age: Continental Drift, doesn't deviate from that modest tradition.
This isn't a great afternoon at the movies with your kids, folks. But there is entertainment value here. (Full Content Parental Review also available)
Overall there's enough prehysterical fun to ensure that family audiences won't be disappointed. Just spare us Ice Age 5.
As usual, the voice actors go above and beyond, breathing believable life into their animated alter egos.
You don't go to the fourth installment of a kiddie movie with great expectations, but Ice Age: Continental Drift is bound to amuse the smallfry for whom it's intended.
Logic may be extinct, but, boy, do these movies whiz by like ice cubes zipping across a linoleum floor.
I really wasn't expecting much, and let's be honest, these movies will never be mistaken for a Pixar-type movie, but you know what? I had a surprisingly good time.
Gutt (Peter Dinklage) and Sid's granny (Wanda Sykes) are welcome additions to the cast, adding vitality and flavor to a cast whose conflicts have subsided in the previous chapters.
| Original Score: B+