Ice Age
Ice Age (2002)

Set against the onslaught of the ice age -- and a world filled with wonder and danger -- the story revolves around three unforgettable characters: a wooly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, and a sloth, who unite to return a human baby to his… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 15, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even though Ice Age is treading over the same grounds as Monsters, Inc. and Shrek, it has enough wit and laughs to stand on its own.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

There's enough classically derived Road Runner-type fun to keep most family audiences happy. But the characters betray their contrivance.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Real Ice Ages were no jokes. They lasted about 100,000 years and froze most life on the planet. But as long as Leguizamo's Sid and Wedge's Scrat are on screen, this one warms you with laughter.

Steve Biodrowski

The highlight of the film turns out to be the character least integral to the "plot" ... [Scrat's] apparently eternal quest for a beloved chestnut...plays like a series of classic cartoon short subjects...

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Not as cute as it looks.

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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

From the squirrel's mad, droopy eyes, to the rumba rhythms of Manny's rear end, to the way Diego settles into sleep like a tabby, these creatures are alive enough to love, and lament.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is a charmer full of laughs...

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

In all, we get a visually crisp, though generally tame, offering.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

It's simply a fun, silly comedy, but then what's wrong with that?

Mark R. Leeper

The story is weak on logic, but the writing is warm and frequently laugh-out-loud funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Possibly the best and most original animated film since 'Toy Story' and it had nothing to do with either CGI giants 'Pixar' or… More
Directors Cat
Ice Age isn't anything you've never seen before but it has memorable characters and enough comic spunk to entertain the whole family. The CGI is… More
Everett Johnson
I gotta say when this first came out, I didn't care for it at all. Everyone else seems to enjoy it, but I find it kind of boring and the animation just… More
Bethany Murphy
I really didn't like it...
KJ Proulx
Watching this film from a kids adventure standpoint, it is probably one of the best animated adventure films I have ever seen. It may not be wholly original… More
Tim Salmons
I know FX really ran the hell out of this one, but this was a really fun little movie. It's meant to be for families, but it seems more for everybody if… More