Madagascar
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A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy. Alex (voice of Ben Stiller) is a lion who enjoys a charmed life as one of the leading attractions at a zoo in New York City's Central Park. While Alex and his pals Marty the Zebra (voice of Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (voice of Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (voice of David Schwimmer) are happy with their lot in life, they occasionally have a certain curiosity about the outside world, and when the zoo's penguins… More
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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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"The fact is, apart from certain superficial visual distinctions, virtually all of the recent studio-produced, star-voiced computer-animated movies feel like they could have been produced on different assembly lines in the same factory."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"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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