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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Dazzlingly colorful and frenetic, Madagascar 3 is silly enough for young kids, but boasts enough surprising smarts to engage parents along the way.

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Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. -- (C) Dreamworks

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Cast

Sacha Baron Cohen
as King Julien
Tom McGrath
as Skipper/First Policeman
Frances McDormand
as Captain Chantal Dubois
Martin Short
as Stefano
Chris Miller
as Kowalski
Conrad Vernon
as Mason/Second Policeman
Vinnie Jones
as Freddie the Dog
Steve Jones
as Jonesy the Dog
Nick Fletcher
as Frankie the Dog
Paz Vega
as Horses
Danny Jacobs
as Croupier/Circus Master
Dan O'Connor
as Casino Security/Mayor of New York City
Eric Darnell
as Comandante/Zoo Official/Zoo Announcer
Stephen Kearin
as Fourth Policeman
Emily Nordwind
as Zoo Official
Asucena Jimenez
as Kid in Crowd
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Critic Reviews for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (30)

This is that rare thing: a franchise that grows more winning with each instalment.

Full Review… | October 16, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

From time to time the improbable occurs: A sequel outdoes its original.

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

The screenplay, by Eric Darnell and Noah Baumbach, churns out the snappy witticisms with admirable creative gusto, but it whizzes along at such a frenetic pace that you'll probably miss half of them.

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A fun and fast family entertainment.

June 8, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The clever lines and themes of friendship and finding home are almost completely overwhelmed here by the breathless pace and sensory overload...

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

What might be barely tolerable in a seven-minute short gave me the biggest headache since "Transformers: Dark of the Moon.''

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

This useless sequel has a very great beginning but all the rest simply doesn't work. It fails to engage, fails to be amusing, fails in every lousy attempt at humor, and after a while you are left with something that is so much more irritating than enjoyable.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Part three of the animated adventure takes the somewhat simple initial premise and turns it into an action adventure in the circus milieu. That doesn't make even the slightest sense and has lost any ties to the real world, especially considering the insane amount of stunts, gags and hyperbole used throughout the first act. It doesn't help that the villain belongs to the most irritating and annoying ones of recent kids films. Of course everything's beautifully animated and there is plenty to see and laugh about, especially during the neon-colored finale. Kids will enjoy this, adults might shake their head at the chaos.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Well that escalated quickly! "Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted" comes out of nowhere and surpasses the first two films by a mile. This time, picking up right where the previous leaves off, these animals end up crash landing on Europe and must work with a group of circus animals to win their way back to New York and come full circle. This is a very well thougt out film with many more laughs than the previous instalments. The voice casting is great once again and I received even more than what I wanted more of in the second film. Sure, there are some cliches sprinkled throughout, but what makes them so clever is that they are almost always acknowledged by the dialogue. "Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted" solitifies the reason for "Madagascar" existing in the first place! Great, great fun!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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