Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Reviews

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January 22, 2013
October 24, 2012
A sugar high that inevitably fades with time.
October 19, 2012
This is animation that never just goes through the motions but glories in its feats and so, almost certainly, will you.
October 18, 2012
Here is a family movie from which absolutely nothing is expected, and yet it's one of the week's best releases: a muscular, potent and very funny film.
October 16, 2012
This is that rare thing: a franchise that grows more winning with each instalment.
June 8, 2012
From time to time the improbable occurs: A sequel outdoes its original.
June 8, 2012
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.
June 8, 2012
A fun and fast family entertainment.
June 8, 2012
The clever lines and themes of friendship and finding home are almost completely overwhelmed here by the breathless pace and sensory overload...
June 8, 2012
What might be barely tolerable in a seven-minute short gave me the biggest headache since "Transformers: Dark of the Moon.''
June 8, 2012
[It] may be the best of the bunch, simply because it busts the leash that tethers it to anything resembling reality.
June 7, 2012
Set at a frenzied pace meant to connote fun, it mostly feels like a frenetic spectacle.
June 7, 2012
Kids will be stimulated. And, parents, you'll enjoy the sights.
June 7, 2012
"Madagascar 3" is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors. It aims for the eyes, not the heart.
June 7, 2012
A neon-saturated, high-flying trapeze act with enough frenetic funny business that it's a wonder the folks behind this zillion-dollar franchise about zoo critters on the lam didn't send the animals to the circus sooner.
June 7, 2012
A riot of splashy colors, silly 3-D gimmicks, big, broad kid-friendly gags - and those professionally pesky penguins.
June 7, 2012
Cascading, colorful 3-D performance sequences are sufficiently dazzling that you'll forgive the bajillionth soundtrack sampling of "Firework."
June 7, 2012
If you typically check the ingredients on the stuff you feed your kids, here is what you'll find in "Madagascar 3": jokes, Katy Perry music and less than 2 percent of character development and emotional warmth.
June 7, 2012
I have to give props to a movie that ascends from eccentricity to insanity without losing its footing.
June 7, 2012
Despite a script co-written by Noah Baumbach, "Madagascar 3" can't upgrade its own shtick, becoming a craven example of a fast-buck, no-fun family film.
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