Parents' Guide to

Penguins of Madagascar

By Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Entertaining Madagascar spin-off mixes peril and humor.

Movie PG 2014 92 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 5+

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age 7+

Funny for whole family

This is a great movie to watch together. I dont care much for Dave, as he can be a bit creepy, but otherwise its very entertaining
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21):
Kids say (49):

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is a fun spy thriller with elite secret agents and lots of action. The penguins are given a sweet back story about how they first came together in the Antarctic and eventually became secret agents. There's a lot to look at and laugh at, and fans of the Madagascar films will enjoy seeing the penguins again.

Cumberbatch is excellent as the James Bond-esque Wolf, who heads the North Wind. And Malkovich is perfectly creepy as Dave, the bitter octopus. The four penguins at the heart of the story are a funny, all-male family that are devoted to each other, which is cute -- but it's a shame that there's only one female character in the movie and she hardly has anything to do.

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