Madagascar
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Four zoo animals are shipped back to their homeland by an animal rights group that feels they belong in the wild. When the ship capsizes, the animals find themselves stranded in Madagascar. Having had humans care for them their entire life, they know nothing about survival and must work together with the locals to help them fit in.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"Lame scatalogical gags and worn pop-culture parodies abound, but the CGI animation romp is somewhat redeemed by the scene-stealing appearances of several supporting characters."
‑ Erin Clements, Time Out
"Lacking any meat on its bones, ['Madagascar'] is a cartoon about nothing. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Very much in the tradition of Looney Tunes and Termite Terrace."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A shallow attempt at filmmaking and humor."
‑ , Bullz-Eye.com
"A promising premise, a top voice cast and a studio with an impressive track record sets up expectations that Madagascar just can't fulfill."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Lame scatalogical gags and worn pop-culture parodies abound, but the CGI animation romp is somewhat redeemed by the scene-stealing appearances of several supporting characters."
‑ , Time Out
"It paints itself into a very bizarre corner because at first, they are all friends and then all of a sudden they revert to being more like real animals. How do you do that and make it funny? Well, you don't."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A foursome of digitally animated zoo animals escape the inner city confines of Manhattan's Central Park Zoo in search of freedom that's not be all it's cracked up to be in this well-defined children's comedy."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"...an engaging little diversion that maintains its charm with repeat viewing."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A likeable and loose-limbed addition to the ever-growing CGI family."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"The tenor can be shrill, but there's no time to get bored. And on top of that, most of the gags actually work."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"Madagascar is great good fun, not only because the filmmakers have enlisted some wonderful voice talent but also because the visuals truly are marvelous."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"The character design is ugly; the main characters are often annoying; the humor is generally weak; and the computer-generated animation is often soulless."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Amiably entertaining."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"Too kiddie-oriented to keep the parents coming back like they have for the likes of the vastly superior Shrek, Nemo and Incredibles films."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
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