Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 31, 2006
You'll take your kids, yes. But don't be surprised if this one leaves them cold as you-know-what.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2006
The first Ice Age movie more or less exhausted these characters and their world, and the meltdown doesn't add much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 30, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown has its share of humorous moments, but most of these involve the squirrel. The main plot involving the exodus and the Mammoth romance is more often dull than amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 3, 2006
[The film] has lots of energy, some decent animation and good voice-over work -- but no real story and few chuckles.
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 30, 2006
The animation is first-rate, but the story needs to catch up to the magic. Otherwise, what's the point?
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
If you thought the original was a lifeless, forgettable bore, you'll find the sequel outdoing it on both counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2006
It feels like a cheap direct-to-video rush job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 26, 2007
For as endearing as Scrat's antics are, even they can't sustain the lackluster jokes that pass for humor for the bulk of the ninety-minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The storyline wanes towards the end and, from the kids' point of view, the whole package lacks momentum.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
March 30, 2006
A blandly voiced, simply plotted, inoffensively average children's film. Every single bit - down to Scrat once again running away with the movie - is exactly like the first.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 30, 2006
The exposition is lazy and sloppy and the story has little creative heat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 1, 2006
If you're under the age of 10 you will likely enjoy Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
April 2, 2006
There are some charming moments, but you have to wait for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 8, 2006
Assim como o original, tem seus melhores momentos quando o esquilo Scrat surge em cena. Pena que isso aconteça tão pouco.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 31, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown is pure sequel product that should make children and undemanding grown-ups happy even as it lacks anything resembling storytelling inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 31, 2006
There's something disheartening about the way the writers and director have to give so much of the dialogue double meaning, all literal for the kiddies and full of double-entendres and pop culture references for the parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 31, 2006
The sequel to Ice Age is very much like the original: witty and imaginative at times, dull and predictable at others.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 31, 2006
The Meltdown is at least faithful to its predecessor in the sense of being equally as underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Frank Wilkins
Frank's Reel Reviews
April 8, 2006
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