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The outcomes of all the mini-dramedies are too messy and equivocal to produce morals; that's just as it should be in a farce about confusion. Co-directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath are most intent on completing the circle of comedy. Read full review
A nice surprise, surpassing the quality of the first film. Read full review
This is a brighter, more engaging film than the original "Madagascar." Read full review
Escape 2 Africa is pretty tame, but it knows how to keep its own turf tidy. Read full review
Cartoons can get away with being serviceable and skillful without much creativity since they have an endlessly renewing audience. "Mad 2" surfs along on such waves, entertaining youngsters while mildly amusing adults. Read full review
The roots are shallow, but the sequel is good-natured, high-spirited and perfectly enjoyable if you take it for what it is. Read full review
More animals don't necessarily translate to more fun and laughter, at least not when it comes to animated sequels. Read full review
Dilutes the idea some by giving every four-legged hero a story arc. And there's not enough of the first movie's super-erudite monkeys. Yet the sitcom-style silliness is still there, and it's nice to see that the old "grin or frown as you wave a hand across your face" joke still has cross-generational, and cross-species, appeal. Read full review
Take the flat tire that was "Madagascar." Retread it with "The Lion King" storyline. Pump it up with air. Now you have Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Read full review
Fails to drum up much excitement. Read full review
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