• Released
  • July 13, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 27 min
  • Animated
  • 1,883 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Scrat's pursuit of an infernal acorn has world-changing consequences for Manny, Diego and Sid.

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75

Washington Post

The fourth Ice Age freshens up the 10-year-old franchise by shunning easy ­pop-culture jokes and embracing its weird side.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film keeps throwing things at you, like a colorful ape pirate (Peter Dinklage) and a fun hallucination sequence. That said, the laughs...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

It's familiar, drawn-out shtick, and the humor lacks the subtlety of the first and best Ice Age, but there are some visually inventive high...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It is as comfortable and predictable as any Saturday morning cartoon, although with higher production values and a spiffier look.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The less-good stuff: the pirates, who are so blandly and predictably drawn that they sap all the personality out of Peter Dinklage (as an...
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
It makes you wonder if the series' animators, who took time out for "Rio" just before this, aren't so secretly yearning to sail different...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Much of the action in Ice Age: Continental Drift takes place on an iceberg fashioned into a seagoing vessel. No one seems to be piloting...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Watching this film was a cheerless exercise for me. The characters are manic and idiotic, the dialogue is rat-a-tat chatter, the action is...
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40

Movieline

A sugary jumble of goofy voices, hyperkinetic action scenes and rote plot elements that rolls forward just enough to get us to the de...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Something has surely gone wrong when there is not a single moment in Ice Age: Continental Drift that equals the four-minute "Simpsons"...
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Rated PG | For Mild Rude Humor and Action/Peril
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Prehistoric pals hit the seas for an exciting adventure.
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