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Madagascar Reviews

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Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Boring and bedraggled.
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
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
November 12, 2008
The character design is ugly; the main characters are often annoying; the humor is generally weak; and the computer-generated animation is often soulless.

Bullz-Eye.com
November 8, 2008
A shallow attempt at filmmaking and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Top Critic
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.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 10, 2008
A promising premise, a top voice cast and a studio with an impressive track record sets up expectations that Madagascar just can't fulfill.
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 26, 2007
A likeable and loose-limbed addition to the ever-growing CGI family.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Too kiddie-oriented to keep the parents coming back like they have for the likes of the vastly superior Shrek, Nemo and Incredibles films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
I wanted a moral to the story. In Finding Nemo: Don't let fear rule your life. Shrek: True beauty is on the inside. Madagascar: Don't eat your friends?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
If we're not suffering poo-flinging or butt-biting, we get the theme songs from Chariots of Fire and Hawaii Five-O.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 24, 2005
It should mostly catch the attention of the younger set, but there are some gags left over for their parents (lots of slick cultural references and poo yuks).
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
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
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