Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D has moments of charm and witty slapstick, but it often seems content to recycle ideas from the previous films.

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Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. -- (C) Official Site
Rating:
PG (for mild rude humor and action/peril)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Cast

Ray Romano
as Manny
Denis Leary
as Diego
Josh Peck
as Eddie
Wanda Sykes
as Granny
Keke Palmer
as Peaches
Aziz Ansari
as Squint
Drake
as Ethan
Joy Behar
as Eunice
Nicki Minaj
as Steffie
Josh Gad
as Louis
Alan Tudyk
as Milton/Hunky Siren
Nick Frost
as Flynn
Christopher J. Campbell
as Creature Siren/Various
Michael Dean Ester
as Female Siren
Peter Dinklage
as Captain Gutt
Karen Disher
as Scratte
Jason Fricchione
as Dumb Mammoth/Various
Ben Gleib
as Marshall
George Jacobs
as Beaver
James Palumbo
as Panicked Start
Simon Pegg
as Buck
Matthew Simmons
as Teen Elk
Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo
as Uncle Fungus
Patrick Stewart
as Ariscratle
Meghan Thurmeier
as Baby Bird
Chris Wedge
as Scrat
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Critic Reviews for Ice Age: Continental Drift

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (28)

...everything I liked about the original movie has been worn down.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
indieWIRE
Top Critic

Yes, this is the part where I outsource my critical role to my children. If you are the kind of person who (quite understandably) abhors this particular gimmick, you may wish to stop reading now.

Full Review… | July 13, 2012
The Atlantic
Top Critic

The best bits are basic and all but voiceless: those Scrat-intensive set pieces, still inspiredly squirrelly if much too far apart.

Full Review… | July 13, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

These films are generally good at being good enough, and the fourth installment, Ice Age: Continental Drift, doesn't deviate from that modest tradition.

Full Review… | July 12, 2012
Film.com
Top Critic

In the end, this latest "Ice Age" movie is about as surprising and unpredictable as a glacier. And not much more fun.

Full Review… | July 12, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Whenever I watch an "Ice Age" movie, I understand how my mother felt whenever I zoned out in front of the television after school.

Full Review… | July 12, 2012
Newsday
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ice Age: Continental Drift

This unnecessary fourquel was obviously conceived only to make (more) money, with an uninspired story that is dull, unfunny and full of the lamest clichés about the "value of family" - and Scrat is the only thing that still works, even if in homeopathic doses.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Sure, the creator's are struggling more and more with adding even more supposedly quirky characters, when the first film worked so great with just four. The attempts to copy current youth culture are also quite annoying. But you know what? Some of the jokes and ideas are still really funny and the film jumps from action sequence to action sequence in really brilliantly looking animation, you just can't dislike it.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

Well, this was cute, but not anywhere near as good as the first two. It had some really funny chuckle moments, but they were far and few between. Enough now. I will not be so anxious to watch another if they continue...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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