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Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

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Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 34
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 7

Brief enough for the youngest viewers yet informative and visually spectacular enough for all ages, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is educational entertainment for the whole family.

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Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 3

Brief enough for the youngest viewers yet informative and visually spectacular enough for all ages, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is educational entertainment for the whole family.

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Academy Award (R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby," "Dolphin Tale") narrates the IMAX 3D (R) documentary "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers-lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary "Born to Be Wild 3D," and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film. Captured with IMAX (R) 3D cameras, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" takes audiences

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It's the human element in Island of Lemurs: Madagascar that disappoints.

August 22, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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The animated lemurs make kids laugh in Madagascar, but the real-life ones in Island of Lemurs: Madagascar should enthrall and inspire even the youngest.

August 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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The film is an equally fun and sobering look at the lives of these animals, along with the evolving efforts to try and save this distant cousin of humans.

June 26, 2014 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" accomplishes a great deal in its 40-minute running time, entertaining and educating us while delivering a message about preservation that's clear without being heavy-handed.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
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No matter which variety the film is spotlighting, they have a power to fascinate.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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The technology impressively embraces the audience, putting us in the middle of the rain forest, face to face with curious, beady eyes.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The photography is vibrant, the lemurs adorable, and aside from some mild eco-lecturing, the tone is warm and fuzzy.

September 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Scotsman
Scotsman

All interesting enough stuff set to some amazing images but it does become a little worthy and dull when it comes to celebrating Dr Patricia Wright and her efforts to ensure the survival of the species.

September 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

It may share a narrator with March Of The Penguins but this short doc is happily more sturdily scientific.

September 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The gorgeous 3D certainly brings us nose to tail with these heavily anthropomorphised cuties, even if the actual wildlife lesson's a bit thin on the ground, owing to a very reduced running time.

September 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

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August 28, 2014 Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com
ReviewExpress.com

Apart from one element it's a thoroughly likable, though hardly overwhelming, travelogue.

August 21, 2014 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

No Disney anthropomorphizing, just exotic Madagascar and adorable lemurs in IMAX 3D. Gorgeous

August 16, 2014 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

We get a feast for the eyes and the ears, if not the mind.

June 27, 2014 Full Review Source: National Post
National Post

The cinematography is spectacular, the soundtrack is decent (if relentlessly upbeat) and your little monkeys will most likely leave the cinema infused with a lust for nature.

June 16, 2014 Full Review Source: The List
The List

Enchanting and educational, delivering its ecological message about conservation in a most delightful way.

April 13, 2014 Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate
SSG Syndicate

Island of Lemurs Madagascar is a terrific IMAX 3D look at these primates, categorized as the world's most endangered mammals.

April 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly
Atlantic City Weekly

It's challenging to enjoy this rushed and incomplete film purely for what it is rather than fault it for what it could have been. It feels like an elementary-school field trip rather than a film ready for nationwide IMAX distribution.

April 5, 2014 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

...Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, on a purely visual level, is one of the more amazing things you're likely to see in a theater this year.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: The Playlist
The Playlist

While Island of Lemurs: Madagascar occasionally rises to the beauty of its subject, it's hard to ignore the fact that it is an oversimplified look at a complex problem.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

What results is a lopsided, put-upon narrative of survival where humans, and not the animals themselves, are the ones celebrated.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This brief but highly fascinating and informative film enlightens us regarding the world of these odd-looking but loveable creatures.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Jeanne was particularly taken with the fact that females dominate the males, making all the key decisions in their island exploration. She could hardly contain her glee at our screening.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

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