Penguins Of Madagascar Reviews

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January 7, 2015
The jokes are never-ending and multilayered, calculated so that adults do not get bored -- which is important, because they buy the tickets. It's all bolted together with precision and good humour, although not much whimsy.
December 4, 2014
An amusing voice cameo from Werner Herzog sets the comedy bar high, but although the high-energy hi-jinks thrill the younger members of the audience, there is less to engage their accompanying adults.
December 4, 2014
At last: they're upgraded to the starring roles they deserved all along.
December 4, 2014
As memorable as the 5384th Cheese Dibble you ate.
December 2, 2014
Frantic and silly.
November 26, 2014
These penguins really are cute, the animation is consistently appealing, and the movie is obviously bound for megamoolah at the box office.
November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving is a time for family and for shirking work, and out of respect for both traditions-and in recognition that I am surely not in the movie's demographic sweet spot-I'm handing the heavy lifting over to my kids, Tom (11) and Alexandra (9).
November 26, 2014
"Penguins of Madagascar" is a passible, inoffensive addition to DreamWorks Animation's canon, even if there's a faint whiff of a North Wind spin-off sullying the contained story.
November 26, 2014
Directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith keep up a headlong pace -- if one joke or sight gag misfires, there'll be another one soon.
November 26, 2014
Leaving the cute to the bigger kids on the block, with this movie, Dreamworks is opting for pure crazy. And sure enough, the strategy, this time anyway, has paid off in the most unnatural dividend imaginable: darned if these penguins don't fly.
November 26, 2014
Penguins of Madagascar aims primarily for the kiddies, racing from one frenetic action sequence to another like some haywire Walter Lantz cartoon.
November 26, 2014
Penguins of Madagascar is an injection of sugar direct to the pineal gland and woe betide any parent who tries to get their children to take a nap after seeing it.
November 26, 2014
You have to respect a kids' cartoon that kicks off with a Werner Herzog joke - even one so willfully, wondrously stupid and lighthearted as Penguins of Madagascar.
November 26, 2014
The pacing is so zany, the jokes are so rapid-fire and the sight gags are so inspired that it's impossible not to get caught up in the infectious energy of it all.
November 26, 2014
While "Madagascar"'s young faithful will likely get the most out of this flick, even they are likely to find they prefer these penguins in smaller doses.
November 26, 2014
May the sequels commence.
November 26, 2014
It may be a case of damning with faint praise to say that Penguins of Madagascar never really gets a chance to bore, since it never slows down.
November 26, 2014
If Penn-wings of Madagascar has a certain machine-made feel about it (and it does), that doesn't mean attention hasn't been paid to the animation.
November 25, 2014
Plays like a sampler of Dreamworks Animation's worst creative impulses: sugar-rush pacing, pandering meta-gags, and a slick, flavorless animation style.
November 25, 2014
Penguin power! Submit to it. Resistance is futile.
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