Penguins of Madagascar Synopsis
Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the North Wind to stop the cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
There’s plenty here to tickle the kids, and that’s what counts.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Any kids’ cartoon that opens with narration by the mondo eccentric German filmmaker Werner Herzog is bound to bring comfort to hearts of...
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By Christy Lemire
The pacing is so zany, the jokes are so rapid-fire and the sight gags are so inspired that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the...
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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
As “cute and cuddly” as ever, and often downright hilarious.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
From the opening frame right up to the whirlwind finale, you will be treated to non-stop action, clever dialogue and quite a bit of zany...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Parental units who manage to remain conscious through the kiddie-centric proceedings can either savor, or groan at, Malkovich's...
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Slant Magazine

By Chris Cabin
It does well to put more focus on delivering a plethora of jokes, imitations, zippy repartee, and sight gags than its plot's familiar...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A sassy script and good-natured voice work from Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich should keep kids and grownups entertained over the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is a joyless, frenetic film that is very rarely funny.
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By Geoff Berkshire
The graceful camerawork, precise editing and high-quality animation still can’t disguise the lack of imagination that went into the overall...
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Thumbs up! Good movie for the whole family

By Movie_Goer_21
I was lucky to attend a pre-screening of the Penguins of Madagascar and I would definitely recommend it. There is never a dull moment in this movie. And it is quite funny as well. My 9 year-old...


By saralee6619
It was good and my son loved it, but most of the funny parts were all in the previews. I was disappointed. It was a TV quality movie that did not merit the movie ticket price tag....

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By sarahstanley326171
On Thanksgiving Day, I tried to purchase 2 senior, 7 kids, and 9 adults to see this movie. Fandango's website said there were no senior seats and no kids seats available the showing I selected. I had...

Perfect family movie for the holiday weekend

By 13marc
I got to see an early screening and it's hilarious. It's a fun action adventure that both you and your kids will enjoy....

By herosam
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm guessing it is a good movie because the trailer looks like it's interesting. So I'm so excited to see the movie...

What a great movie!!!

By spurs411
The best what a great movie from the beginning to end all I can say is about time they come out with a movie just with the penguins!!!!!...

It's no Big Hero6

By cwikster
although my 8 and 5 year old kids liked it, too many of the gags went over their heads - I know they do their best to try to entertain the adults as much as the kids, but, this felt forced...if you...

Fun, funny, and loads of fun

By daviddiemer
We had a great time watching this movie. It didn't disappoint and it was a perfect complement to the TV series and it connected us back to the 3rd movie. Well done....

penguins of Madagascar

By darleneschenck
chuckled and giggled...

parents were even laughing out loud :)

By kristenpjoy

More Info

Rated PG | For Some Rude Humor and Mild Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Entertaining Madagascar spin-off mixes peril and humor.
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