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Madagascar
  • PG
  • 1h 25m
  • 2005
Rotten55%
Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
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Move it! Move it! 4 pampered animals from New York’s Central Park Zoo find themselves shipwrecked on the exotic island of Madagascar, and discover it really IS a jungle out there! Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith lead an all-star cast of hilarious animals, including four mischievous penguins and legions of lemurs. Its a film that you’ll go wild for again and again!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten55%
Critics Consensus: Though its story is problematic in spots and its humor is hit-or-miss for the adult crowd, Madagascar boasts impressive visuals and enough spunky charm to keep children entertained.
Reviews
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

Boring and bedraggled.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Erin Clements
Fresh

Lame scatalogical gags and worn pop-culture parodies abound, but the CGI animation romp is somewha...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
AV Club
Tasha Robinson
Fresh

The tenor can be shrill, but there's no time to get bored. And on top of that, most of the gags ac...

June 21, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Joe Williams
Rotten

Lacking any meat on its bones, ['Madagascar'] is a cartoon about nothing. Not that there's anythin...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Cute story has some crude humor and innuendo.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's some crude humor and sexual innuendo that will probably go over the youngest kids' head. The animals confront assorted dangerous situations, including an encounter with police, containment in crates (dark, closed spaces), a stormy sea and shipwreck, and, most alarmingly, a startling personality change in Alex, the lion, when he wants to eat his friends. There's a shooting with tranquilizer darts in which a character hallucinates to the tune of Sammy Davis Jr.'s song "Candyman" (younger viewers won't know this is about drugs, but the allusion is there). Gloria the hippo briefly appears with seaweed on her body, simulating "pasties" on breasts and crotch area. The lemurs are hunted by scary hyena-like creatures. A secondary plot has a crew of penguins acting like spies, which has them tunneling out of the zoo, knocking out a ship's captain, and stealing an ocean liner.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family, Kids, Franchise, Animation, Adventure
  • Release Date:May 27, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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