Madagascar Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Very much in the tradition of Looney Tunes and Termite Terrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 16, 2009
A foursome of digitally animated zoo animals escape the inner city confines of Manhattan's Central Park Zoo in search of freedom that's not be all it's cracked up to be in this well-defined children's comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 22, 2008
...an engaging little diversion that maintains its charm with repeat viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Erin Clements
Time Out
September 20, 2008
Lame scatalogical gags and worn pop-culture parodies abound, but the CGI animation romp is somewhat redeemed by the scene-stealing appearances of several supporting characters.
August 11, 2008
Amiably entertaining.
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 26, 2007
A likeable and loose-limbed addition to the ever-growing CGI family.
April 20, 2006
Es un ejemplo claro de que la animación todavía tiene mucho que ofrecer, aunque sea de manera sencilla.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
March 10, 2006
What a joy. Just a fun good-hearted film. I giggled nearly the whole time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 13, 2006
Not a bad movie by any stretch of the imagination, but nothing particularly amazing either.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Empire Magazine
January 7, 2006
Doesn't really live up to the promise that the idea and voice talent deserve. But it's still spirited, amiable, featherweight summer fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 26, 2005
The tenor can be shrill, but there's no time to get bored. And on top of that, most of the gags actually work.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 23, 2005
Outranks any other animated film in recent memory if only for its dedicated avoidance of any and all lessons imparted or learned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 7, 2005
Unlike more adult-themed animated features like "Beauty and the Beast", "Madgascar" fails to absorb the audience that will be forced to attend with their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 18, 2005
Better than Shark Tale but still leagues away from the brilliance of the first Shrek.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 16, 2005
Brightly coloured but poorly thought out and generally disappointing comedy, despite the odd funny moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK
July 16, 2005
A film that is very nearly not very good at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
June 28, 2005
The painted backgrounds, basic characters, and distinctive locations all give Madagascar the feel of a Caldecott award-winning book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
June 25, 2005
Madagascar es una oda a la ciudad rascacielo, pero...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
June 13, 2005
... works for what it's shooting for: a generally kid-friendly film that keeps everyone occupied for just under an hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 11, 2005
The characters arrive at Madagascar, and, that's about it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Time Out
November 16, 2011
Mark Jenkins
NPR.org
November 8, 2008

ComingSoon.net
May 27, 2005
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