Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Reviews

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December 26, 2008
Punches its key themes of friendship, togetherness and family amid a hyperactive swirl of jokes, musical numbers and physical gags.
December 12, 2008
Whatever else I felt about the movie, this is good animation. The colours are extraordinary, the backgrounds stunning.
December 5, 2008
This is one of those rare occasions where the sequel is better than the original - but only by a whisker.
December 5, 2008
Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath's exhilarating cartoon is a medley of comic humiliations as the sophisticated New Yorkers fail to cut the mustard in the real wild. The Heath Robinson invention will delight adults. The ironies will thrill kids. Great fun.
December 5, 2008
This much-anticipated sequel is a frankly disappointing piece of opportunism, with a non-plot which shamelessly rips off The Lion King.
December 5, 2008
Its overall tone is cheerful, amiable and kid-friendly - and in these straitened times, one learns to be grateful for small mercies.
December 5, 2008
The same as Madagascar 1 only louder and longer. Zoo animals escape into the wild. The only one you would want to spend time with is Sacha Baron Cohen's lemur, and even then only if you could bring your own script.
December 5, 2008
The visual invention and draughtsmanship are mightily impressive; a shame the drama's a bit of a bore.
December 5, 2008
Stiller has an ear for mainstream projects that keep a few steps ahead of the crowd, like Meet the Parents and Tropic Thunder. Escape 2 Africa is tame by comparison but it never treats us like dumb animals.
November 10, 2008
The sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, is a better film, though -- less manic, more easygoing.
November 10, 2008
This is great. I loved it.
November 10, 2008
This is a really funny movie.
November 7, 2008
With so many characters to cram in and not much for many of them to do, Escape 2 Africa ends up a choppy, episodic affair.
November 7, 2008
A by-the-numbers follow-up to the highly successful 2005 feature that was no great shakes to begin with.
November 7, 2008
Whenever we move away from their scenes -- sharp and quickly edited -- the film slows a bit. Whenever we skip to one of the main characters learning yet another life lesson, the fun begins to fade.
November 7, 2008
One reason to lament the existence of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is too bemoan the considerable amount of talent that was tied up developing this uninspired sequel when it could have been employed in the service of something fresh and new.
November 7, 2008
The animation is sharp, and whenever things start to get confusing, a penguin or lemur comes onscreen and does something really funny.
November 7, 2008
Happily, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a worthy follow-up that builds on its predecessor's successes and adds to them.
November 7, 2008
The roots are shallow, but the sequel is good-natured, high-spirited and perfectly enjoyable if you take it for what it is.
November 7, 2008
Fans of the first Madagascar will find much to enjoy in Escape 2 Africa.
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