Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Synopsis
Zoo animals from New York meet others of their species after crash-landing in Africa.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A nice surprise, surpassing the quality of the first film.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a brighter, more engaging film than the original "Madagascar."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Escape 2 Africa is pretty tame, but it knows how to keep its own turf tidy.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Cartoons can get away with being serviceable and skillful without much creativity since they have an endlessly renewing audience. "Mad 2"...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The roots are shallow, but the sequel is good-natured, high-spirited and perfectly enjoyable if you take it for what it is.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More animals don't necessarily translate to more fun and laughter, at least not when it comes to animated sequels.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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...
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Fails to drum up much excitement.
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a great movie

By chicha90
Madagascar 2 was an amazing movie. It is great for all ages. It had a joke every second although like most comedies it had a few dumb jokes but the story was great. This movie would give you a long...

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By bingbong951
DUMMMB...

Can't wait

By Barbellking
Looks like a worthy sequel to the hilarious first one....

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By conradwsba1
This was a very good movie. I liked Motto Motto the best as a character.You should see it....

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

By hido53
Saw the movie on Veteran's day with my two boys. We all enjoyed it. I had one, from the gut, out-loud guffaw when the escape vehicle was launched. Still chuckle when I visualize the scene! Plenty...

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Better than the original!

By finman
We took our 4 year old to see Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. She had a great time, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We laughed out many several times. It was much better than the first Madagascar....

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By Brandon_9723
I hated it! It's not funny,reolistic, and it is the last movie to choose to take someone on a date. It's a wast of money....

I loved it!!!

By Vampiremoviegirl
I got to see an early screening with my kiddos and we all loved it! Fun for the whole family! The penguins steel the movie!...

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By jakepeter11
this movie was really funny and is a good sequel to the first one, but you need to watch the first one to know some of the 'inside' jokes. overall great....

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Rated PG | For some mild crude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Fun sequel has some romance, peril, adult humor.
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