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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 3D Synopsis
Alex (Ben Stiller) and friends join a traveling circus in the hope of returning to New York.

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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Must see!

By saogat
Another Madagascar? I went just because my daugther was begging. But, I was pleasantly surprised! Not only was the story great, the creativity, the color and the action was amazing and 3D to top...

Madagascar 3

By cmager97
I took my daughter for a mommy & me time date. We went to see this movie and had a blast. We both laughed and enjoyed it very much. It is a great movie for the family to go see....

My kids loved it

By myke23
I took my kids to the first two. In my opinion it is not the best of the series however my kids loved it. So like it is kids movie and if both of mine liked it so I will tell bring your kids to the...

Really fun!

By ilogwood
We loved part 3 of this story. I took a 9 year old, a 6 year old and a 3 year old. The story kept them intrigued, interested and laughing. It was long enough and the 3D effects were cool. They waited...


By andreablackman1
I think that it is a family fun night kinda movie it is funny,and a good movie if you have kids I went with my kids and she loved it!!! I think it is a must go movie!!!...


By Jotis81
Just what I expected, not the typical ending. Perfect for kids of any age !!!!...

Fun for kids

By avw2
Saw the 3-D version. Probably not worth the extra money. If I had it to do over, I would see the regular movie. Film was cute....

Respectful humour

By PescaderoAna
My kids are 8 and 10 and they thought the movie was fun and entertaining. I liked that the movie makers had some thoughtful themes running through it: "The grass is always greener on the other side...

Best One Yet!

By The Huff Family
In the words of our seven-year old son: "It was awesome, best one yet" Our four-year old says: "It was so awesome, I liked it, a lot!" Fun for the kids and with the occasional adult innuendos here...

a Wild Ride

By nursie10
I was dying to see this. My grandson gave me the excuse. The action and laughs never stopped, and the 3d was totally awesome!!! A most enjoyable afternoon not to miss....

More Info

Rated PG | For Some mild action and rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Entertaining "threequel" has some mild violence, innuendo.
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