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Based on 26 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 15 )
  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Even within the rules of its own peculiar world - a world well stocked with talking savanna denizens and monkey-powered superplanes - the film is completely irrational. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Hardly fresh, but it never stints on energy or vivid colors. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Madagascar 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors. It aims for the eyes, not the heart. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Madagascar 3 can't upgrade its own shtick, becoming a craven example of a fast-buck, no-fun family film. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Yes, it's a cartoon, but it's conspicuously unmodulated, with the volume set on high and the pacing all but pushed to fast-forward. show more

  • 75
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own. show more

  • 88
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    It's a kid's Cirque de Soleil, for a lot less money. show more

  • 75
    Jaime N. Christley Slant Magazine

    In spite of its lazy, cookie-cutter screenplay, simple narrative mechanics are only dutifully observed to the extent that they step aside to make way for numerous flights of madness. show more

  • 63
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    You can picture the DreamWorks corporate confab: "OK, the kids respond to move-it, move-it repetition - give us something else repetitive, and let's get herding." It wasn't just desperate, it was insulting. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    For many adults, sitting through this will be an exercise in tedium. It offers about as much as an oversized, overlong Saturday morning cartoon and if that's where expectations are set, it probably won't disappoint. Talk about setting the bar low, though. show more

  • July 07, 2014 Angelica Nugent
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    A fast track amazing movie! My WHOLE family enjoyed it! Coming to a perfect ending. Don't change a thing I say!

  • February 16, 2013 gorte
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    i gave this movie 5 golden stars because the director made this movie about 2 hours and its really hard to make a movie thats longer than an hour. i reccomend you to watch this movie and if you dissagree have some advice GET A LIVE!!!!

  • October 17, 2012 sambo484
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    I LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • October 10, 2012 Sabrina and Jim
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    Took our grandkids and we laughed more than they did..Best one yet!

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  • July 01, 2012 nuevacadiz
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    I think they should have quit after the last film. The characters have gotten way too predictable and the jokes stale. As in the previous movies the penguins and the lemur carry the film and there is not enough of them in this latest movie. Even the kids got restless in this one.

  • July 01, 2012 numbbee
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    My family went to see this the first weekend it was out. I have two daughters ages 5,9 and both LOVED it. There might be some far fetched things like the animals swimming from Africa to Monte Carlo but the humor in the movie was funny for both kids AND adults. We will definitely be getting the movie when it comes out on DVD/Blue Ray.

  • July 01, 2012 Laura
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    i was very disappointed. the best parts of the movie were the trailer bits. the worst of the three movies. My 10 year old asked to leave three times and several people left the movie half way thru.

  • June 28, 2012 Mike
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    was ok safe for Kids

  • June 26, 2012 oj00000000126267
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