Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Synopsis
Manny, Diego and the gang encounter dinosaurs during a mission to rescue Sid (John Leguizamo).
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It involves some of the best use of 3-D I've seen in an animated feature. It also introduces a masterstroke that essentially allows the...
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By Bob Mondello
Unlike say, "Monsters Vs. Aliens," which would have been nothing at all without its special-effects spectacle, this is a sweet little...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie settles into a mode of nice, sweet, safe, and -- sorry, I have to say it -- slightly dull family fun.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If "Up" is the animated equivalent of an ice cream sundae, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the Popsicle: Neither as rich nor as...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though there are chases galore and stampeding dinos aplenty, Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a nicely rendered travelogue without storytelling....
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Will satisfy its young fan base and is bound to make a ton of money. At this point, though, the series is no longer an artistic pursuit;...
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
It's mostly flat, despite being presented in 3-D, and the writing is so unimaginative that at one point a character yells out "yabba dabba...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Once fresh, the story is now buried under a hoary coating.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Pretty much any sign of creative life gets left out in the cold in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the monotonous, strictly by-the-numbers...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There’s also a sense of ineptness in a script that constantly reaches, with only modest success, for amusing things that the mammoths and...
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ICE AGE: DOTD 3D - HOT! HOT! HOT! RATING: 90 out of 100. (Based on advance press preview)

June 20 - I just attended the advance press preview of this FUN, RIOTOUSLY FUNNY, CLEVER, THRILLING, and WELL-WRITTEN 1hr 34min animated movie. And I want MORE!!! While kids would squeal with...


By austin789
i want to see this movie...

Great Family FUN

By lnkpowell
I saw the special preview showing today (June 21) with my wife, and 4 kids (age 4-9). Everyone loved it. I didnt have high expectations going in, the previews looked just ok, but the movie was...

Best of the three?

By josvac
It may be. I love all the Ice Age movies and saw this one today. It was AWSOME! New characters fit well with the old and the old ones continue their strange travels. I would recommend this to anyone....

Many, Sid and Diego a great comedy trio!

By 3reds
We have the other two Ice Age movies, while the first movie stil remains our favorite, we are looking forward to more adventures from Many, Sid and Diego. Plus we get Queen Latifiah again. This is...


By austin364
this movie looks VERY GOOD...

Best Ice Age movie ever!

By ella-bella
Great story, and great characters. My dad and I loved it. We laughed through most of this movie! Just go see it!!!...

Ice Age 3

By AveryFamily3
WOW! Fantastic 3D and wonderful story line. Funny, for all ages!...

Buck and Scrat saved the day

By formalpenguin
I'm giving this a so-so+. Loved Ice Age 1. Ice Age 2 was above average. This was was definently geared for the kids due to the appeal of the Dinosaurs and the slapstick. Humor was only fair and no...

Amazing move best of the three

I was able to see it in NY at the crew screening as my G/F works for blue sky studios it was an amazing film that was both touching and funny from start to finish. I have a 13 year old daughter so I...

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Rated PG | For some mild rude humor and peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says 3-D sequel is fun but also more intense than past films.
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