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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Synopsis
Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to New York. This time the journey will take them to a traveling circus in Europe.
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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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A Great Family Entertainer

By arjunarora2001
I just saw this movie with my friend's family and I thought it was HILARIOUS!!!!! It had so many crazy and funny scenes that I almost choked on my popcorn!!! It was drama, comedy, thrills, etc. My...

Madagascar 3 A triumph!!

By rswf
Saw it with my 3 grandsons. It was the best Madagascar yet!! The grandkids also agree to that. Great day with them and it was for my birthday!!! The animation was fantastic as well as the acting...

Funny and fun

By DMyers7
So incredibly funny and fun at the same time. The circus may have been so over the top and out of the norm, bu that is what a circus is meant to be; WOW! Great story too. In the end my 3 yr old and...

Amazingly funny

By miracle77
Loved every minute of it. We went to a late showing and I was surprised to see so many little kids in a midnight movie. But the movie was very entertaining. It had a great central theme of believing...

Madagascar 3

By sheresefrancis
I couldn't wait to see this movie and I was not disappointed!!! My 1 year old daughter, Reine, was jumping up and down in her seat!!! And to sum it all up, in the words of my 4 year old son, Keane,...

Madagascar 3

By matukas
This was a great movie for kids and even adults. It moves along at a good pace and the graphic, animation, etc are fabulous!! The story line is very well done. Well worth the money to see!...

Insanely fun!

By ValkyrieNYC
I was talked into seeing this by a friend, and am so happy I went. My only regret was not seeing it in 3D! I liked the first one, skipped the 2nd, but this was just a riot and very enjoyable. It's...

Don't Miss Madagascar 3

By dseif79
I usually skip a review, but for the kids this movie just has it. #2 was a disappointment, but 3 has it moving moving moving. Very well done my niece and i laughed so much. She is 7. so the kids...

Great fun for everyone!

By Noelamy
My husband and I took our 3 girls to see this and they just loved it. Very entertaining with great humor throughout. We would highly recommend and intend to purchase on blu-ray when it becomes...

Madagascar 3

By Laurakmoviefan
This movie was awesome!!! Really liked it! Nice to see some new characters added to the group, really great! Loved the circus show at the end, really cool!! Go see this!! Can't wait for number 4!!...

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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