The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Blowhole

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Crafty penguins' antics will appeal to kids and adults.

NR 2012 73 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Silly, good music, nothing objectionable

It's silly, but there's nothing objectionable. I think they added Neil Patrick Harris's power-ballad solo to appeal to Gen-X (and presumably early millennial) parents. My 7-year-old enjoyed the song but didn't find it as funny as I did!
age 8+

Better than most Penguins of Madagascar

I find the Madagascar franchise to be somewhat hit-or-miss, but this one is outstanding. It starts out with the usual inane plot but culminates in a hilarious musical number driven by Neil Patrick Harris' Blowhole character. I chose age 8 just because of typical cartoon violence, laser beams shooting at the animals and lots of explosions, but nothing terrible. I highly recommend this one. Our kids, ages 8 and 11, loved it -- they love all of the Madagascar shows.

This title has:

Too much violence

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