Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

The fun continues as Diego, Manny, and Sid all return for another round of prehistoric fun in this installment of the popular computer-animated children's series.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs boasts some excellent animation -- in particular, the dinosaurs are wonderfully realized -- but its story is tired and monotonous.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The manic pace quickly grows tiresome, as does the influx of cloying baby animals.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

As with the two earlier films, it's all a mite disorderly in tempo but often highly amusing and great fun in the main.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The coolest thing about this sequel is the use of dinosaurs.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Certainly not terrible, but ultimately forgettable and that means you should skip it.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Rather than evolving, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs treads on familiar and infertile ground.

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William Goss

An improvement over its massively forgettable predecessor.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

The whole movie is more of the same and I'm afraid the franchis is running out of steam.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

There's a sense of ineptness in a script that constantly reaches, with only modest success, for amusing things that the mammoths and their friends can do.

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Rubin Safaya

When the story does get underway, the incident that sets it into motion seems thrown in%u2014precisely what you'd expect for the third installment in a series that was already tired by the second.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
More of the same but the kiddo liked it :)
Everett Johnson
Rarely does a film franchise peak during the third installment, but somehow "Ice Age" has. This third entry is by far the most entertaining of the… More
Michael Edwards
This is hands down one of the worst sequels made in my opinion. The animation looks nice, but the characters have lost all appeal since the 2nd film, and the… More
KJ Proulx
Feels too long, it's far too boring, and I really didn't care about anything that was going on. "Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is yet… More
Phil Hubbs
Jackpot everybody! the Ice Age franchise started off on a high note of originality and uniqueness but then dipped for the sequel. In my humble opinion this… More
Jim Careter
Ice Age 3 is not the best in the series, that is still the original, but for what it was this movie wasn't very bad.