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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)



Critic Consensus: Dazzlingly colorful and frenetic, Madagascar 3 is silly enough for young kids, but boasts enough surprising smarts to engage parents along the way.

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Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. -- (C) Dreamworks

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Critic Reviews for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (30)

This is that rare thing: a franchise that grows more winning with each instalment.

October 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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From time to time the improbable occurs: A sequel outdoes its original.

June 8, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The screenplay, by Eric Darnell and Noah Baumbach, churns out the snappy witticisms with admirable creative gusto, but it whizzes along at such a frenetic pace that you'll probably miss half of them.

June 8, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A fun and fast family entertainment.

June 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/4

The clever lines and themes of friendship and finding home are almost completely overwhelmed here by the breathless pace and sensory overload...

June 8, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

What might be barely tolerable in a seven-minute short gave me the biggest headache since "Transformers: Dark of the Moon.''

June 8, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

This useless sequel has a very great beginning but all the rest simply doesn't work. It fails to engage, fails to be amusing, fails in every lousy attempt at humor, and after a while you are left with something that is so much more irritating than enjoyable.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Part three of the animated adventure takes the somewhat simple initial premise and turns it into an action adventure in the circus milieu. That doesn't make even the slightest sense and has lost any ties to the real world, especially considering the insane amount of stunts, gags and hyperbole used throughout the first act. It doesn't help that the villain belongs to the most irritating and annoying ones of recent kids films. Of course everything's beautifully animated and there is plenty to see and laugh about, especially during the neon-colored finale. Kids will enjoy this, adults might shake their head at the chaos.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Well that escalated quickly! "Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted" comes out of nowhere and surpasses the first two films by a mile. This time, picking up right where the previous leaves off, these animals end up crash landing on Europe and must work with a group of circus animals to win their way back to New York and come full circle. This is a very well thougt out film with many more laughs than the previous instalments. The voice casting is great once again and I received even more than what I wanted more of in the second film. Sure, there are some cliches sprinkled throughout, but what makes them so clever is that they are almost always acknowledged by the dialogue. "Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted" solitifies the reason for "Madagascar" existing in the first place! Great, great fun!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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