Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

After being unwillingly shipped from a New York Zoo to Madagascar in the first movie, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo are on their way back to the Big Apple when they crash land in their native Africa. Initially delighted to be amongst their kinsfolk at last, they soon find the wild Africa a little different than expected.

2008Rating: PG, for some mild crude humor75 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

In the year that saw Wall-E set a new standard for animated features, this seems so uninspired by comparison. Much like its averagely entertaining predecessor, this knockabout sequel is a production line kids’ caper, crisply animated but blighted by too much schmaltz joining the dots between the funny bits.

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Variety

Variety

Lively and quite funny without being obnoxious, this follow-up smoothly mixes the original's New York Zoo escapees with a number of engaging new characters.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Good enough in patches to make its distracting star turns, storybook clichés and stereotypes harder to take than they would be in a less enjoyable movie.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A nice surprise, surpassing the quality of the first film.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is a brighter, more engaging film than the original "Madagascar."

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Cartoons can get away with being serviceable and skillful without much creativity since they have an endlessly renewing audience. "Mad 2" surfs along on such waves, entertaining youngsters while mildly amusing adults.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Let’s not lose sight of what's really been accomplished here. Alex and Marty – just like Batman and Robin, Fred and Barney, and Snagglepuss – are welcome additions to the gay animation pantheon.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A pleasing and pretty enough re-run, just that bit diminished.

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