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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

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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