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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 37 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    A nice surprise, surpassing the quality of the first film. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    More animals don't necessarily translate to more fun and laughter, at least not when it comes to animated sequels. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The roots are shallow, but the sequel is good-natured, high-spirited and perfectly enjoyable if you take it for what it is. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Take the flat tire that was "Madagascar." Retread it with "The Lion King" storyline. Pump it up with air. Now you have Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Dilutes the idea some by giving every four-legged hero a story arc. And there's not enough of the first movie's super-erudite monkeys. Yet the sitcom-style silliness is still there, and it's nice to see that the old "grin or frown as you wave a hand across your face" joke still has cross-generational, and cross-species, appeal. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Cartoons can get away with being serviceable and skillful without much creativity since they have an endlessly renewing audience. "Mad 2" surfs along on such waves, entertaining youngsters while mildly amusing adults. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The outcomes of all the mini-dramedies are too messy and equivocal to produce morals; that's just as it should be in a farce about confusion. Co-directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath are most intent on completing the circle of comedy. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a brighter, more engaging film than the original "Madagascar." show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The visual style is typical, ultra crisp computer animation, bright, sharp, somewhat clinical. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The rare sequel that is better than the original. show more

  • April 04, 2009 ggrules12
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    so funny!..... you dont even know

  • February 11, 2009 Amazingcrystal
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    this is movie so great everyone get it on dvd

  • February 07, 2009 memrx99
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    so funny

  • January 19, 2009
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    i saw it just today it was ok but the original is way cool much funny too

  • December 28, 2008 ultimatedude5025
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    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! srry forgot rating

  • December 25, 2008 Vivibenb
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    the movie was awsome i saw it last month!

  • December 23, 2008 kruunch
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    Not as good as the original (according to my kids even) but entertaining. The kids liked it. I'd give it 2 stars .. they gave it 3 ... they win ;)

  • December 21, 2008 Cartwheels218
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    It wasn't as good as the last one it was way better. As a kid I give it 5 stars because kids love the dumb and goofy parts! Thats what makes it funny. I loved IT! LOL!

  • December 20, 2008 AspongyFan
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    HAVE NOT SEEN ...............ANY GOOD?

  • December 17, 2008 Amilcarvitorino
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    MAD GGGOOOOOOD!!!!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but yet i do agree with rezelda44 because it did have acouple dumb parts but i'll give it 4 starz

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