Madagascar Synopsis
A mother and daughter share a turbulent relationship against the backdrop of social change in Cuba.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Dishes up some very corny jokes, but the images have a brighter-than-life vivacity.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The animals' personalities have been carefully calibrated: They have sufficient edge to amuse us as characters, yet they're cuddly enough...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This slight and amusing 'toon is mostly a trip designed for the kiddie crowd to take in.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Madagascar isn't deep and would have no business being deep. But that it keeps one foot in reality is enough to keep us guessing.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The thin story, which sometimes feels like a series of one-liners strung together, is wisely kept short. But the gags are funny and the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Antic, cute, scattershot, it's a remarkable-looking but terribly uncertain bit of CGI fluff, with its richest humor off to the sides of the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
It's frustrating to see this wonderful-looking, laugh-out-loud funny survival tale fall short of its potential.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Less like "Shrek," meaning hilarious and heartfelt, and more like "Shark Tale," meaning manic and exhausting, Madagascar will keep kids...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The plot really is basic, so the bafflement of the movie lies in its combination of visual riches and dramatic -- as well as thematic --...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Looks stunning, but it's an ill-conceived mess that plays like two movies awkwardly spliced together. In one movie, parents are asked to...
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Great movie

By joebob828
We really enjoyed the movie it was my favorite of the 3 but it started out a little slow. I wish they would have gotten to the circus part faster but the ending was great....

great for kids

By audraK14
funny funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

love it!

By vrxy03
truly a funny movie!...

Super cute

By pulpfiction007
This movie is entertaining and cute....

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By doesntgetoutmuch
OK for kids (ages 4 and 10), but slow moving for adults. A couple good jokes....

Madagascar is still great!

By rachelca
I went when there were several groups of kids in the theatre. They had fun singing the dance song "I like to move it" and yelling "Move it" duriing the song. I sang along with them, too. Definitely,...

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Rated PG | For mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements