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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Reviews

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Release Date :

June 08, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Eric Darnell

Starring :

Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Jessica Chastain, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Paz Vega, Andy Richter, Vinnie Jones, Chris Miller

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..this is a child-focused product that will be devoured with the same mix of glee and disdain reserved for disposable commodities..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..there might be even more to offset the movie's beaten-to-death signature bit if an act wasn't wasted on geographic housekeeping..”
by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
Review rate : B+

“..the story in Madagascar 3 is functional, but the antically civilized spirit is infectious..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..the series continues to focus on the value of friendships, new and old, and on imagination and resourcefulness..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3.5 of 4

“..the jokes come so fast they're nearly subliminal..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3.5 of 5

“..the filmmakers take full advantage of the technology..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
2 of 4

“..suddenly, "Madagascar 3" becomes an animal version of "The Music Man..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
3 of 5

“..kids will be stimulated. And, parents, you'll enjoy the sights..”
by Andy Webster [New York Times]
Review rate : B-

“..it's repetitious, as animated sequels usually are..”
by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News]
“..it incorporates even more riotous movement and cacophonous sound than its predecessors, more characters than you can reasonably track..”
by Eric Hynes [Village Voice]
“..doesn't just bend the laws of physics, it creates kinetic chaos by ignoring them, and diminishes its impact in the process..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
4 of 5

“..a most welcome addition to summer and a great addition to a moneymaking franchise that seems as good as new..”
by Pete Hammond [Boxoffice Magazine]
4 of 5

“..a "Mad"-cap romp that plays it straight, generating warmhearted laughs for kids rather than piling up nonstop popcult allusions and innuendo for the pleasure of snickering adults..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]

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