Penguins Of Madagascar
Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Animation
Release Date: March 17, 2015
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Penguins of Madagascar is fast and brightly colored enough to entertain small children, but too frantically silly to offer real filmgoing fun for the whole family.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Frantic and silly.

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Lindsey Bahr
Associated Press

"Penguins of Madagascar" is a passible, inoffensive addition to DreamWorks Animation's canon, even if there's a faint whiff of a North Wind spin-off sullying the contained story.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

An animated film should entertain kids, while at the same time, appeal to adults. Frequently, adults are left out of the equation. And, sometimes the action is so frenetic, that only anklebiters get anything out of it. Such is the case with POM.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

These penguins really are cute, the animation is consistently appealing, and the movie is obviously bound for megamoolah at the box office.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith keep up a headlong pace -- if one joke or sight gag misfires, there'll be another one soon.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

Stamped out by the Hollywood animation cookie cutter, the film will no doubt please kids but, one dares suggest, adults might find the film's non-stop movement and noise somewhat tiring this time around.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Thanksgiving is a time for family and for shirking work, and out of respect for both traditions-and in recognition that I am surely not in the movie's demographic sweet spot-I'm handing the heavy lifting over to my kids, Tom (11) and Alexandra (9).

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Leaving the cute to the bigger kids on the block, with this movie, Dreamworks is opting for pure crazy. And sure enough, the strategy, this time anyway, has paid off in the most unnatural dividend imaginable: darned if these penguins don't fly.

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Craig Mathieson
The Age (Australia)

Penguins of Madagascar is so verbally dexterous - and the animation by contrast little more than bright and familiar - that this could well be an adult spoof hiding out in a flick supposedly made for primary school students.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
[b][i]Penguins of Madagascar (2014)[/i][/b] A fourth sequel in the Madagascar franchise technically but as you can see its a spin-off about those quirky… More
Shawn Montague
Okay... but that's it.
Carlos Magalh„es
A very amusing spin-off centered on the very most adorable characters of the Madagascar franchise - which, combined with a well-written plot, hilarious puns, a… More
Bradley Wright
Full review at: http://bradwrightreviews.blogspot.com/?m=1 Penguins of Madagascar is no doubt a movie made for the kids. It mixes a lot silly jokes with… More
KJ Proulx
Beginning before the events of "Madagascar," we quickly receive the backstory of the Penguins before swinging into full gear with the Penguins we know… More
Jeff Boam
Lean, loud, and laugh-filled, this intentionally silly flightless water fowl-up fires at a fast, funny, and unfuzzy clip. In taking these Madagascar fan… More