• Released
  • June 8, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 25 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 1,083 Fan Ratings
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It's a kid's Cirque de Soleil, for a lot less money.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The story in Madagascar 3 is functional, but the antically civilized spirit is infectious.
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Slant Magazine

By Jaime N. Christley
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.
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By Michelle Orange
Manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
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.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Hardly fresh, but it never stints on energy or vivid colors.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
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.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Madagascar 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors. It aims for the eyes, not the heart.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Madagascar 3 can't upgrade its own shtick, becoming a craven example of a fast-buck, no-fun family film.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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