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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun sequel has some romance, peril, adult humor.

Movie PG 2008 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 31 parent reviews

age 7+

Not as Good as Puss In Boots

This movie Is not As Good as Puss in Boots, But I Still Kind Of Like It,s Animation Style and How Funny This Movie can Be.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (31):
Kids say (59):

Cheerful and entertaining, if a mite predictable, MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA won't disappoint fans of the original. All of the endearing mainstays are back, including the beloved band of devious, mechanically inclined penguins. The movie is also blessed with the same catchy theme song -- "I Like to Move It" -- as the first, and it's guaranteed to leave visions of lemurs and lions dancing in audiences' heads for weeks.

The movie's jokes mostly make the cut (though Sacha Baron Cohen's preening as Julien the lemur may tire grownups after a while, if not kids) -- but though it's better than many originals, it doesn't quite qualify as a classic, if only because the story doesn't offer any real surprises. (Even the mean handbag lady makes an expected appearance.) Nevertheless, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa provides the sweet escape you long for when you go to the movies.

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