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Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Entertainment Weekly
Ice Age never matches the brilliance of ''Toy Story'' or the heartfelt heft of ''Shrek,'' but it's an antic and sweet-spirited pleasure.
Chicago Sun-Times
A pleasure to look at and scarcely less fun as a story. I came to scoff and stayed to smile.
Comes closer than any other recent animated film to the Looney Tunes ideal. Just as Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny entertained without either condescending to kids or lobbing adult jokes over their heads.
A minor delight but a delight just the same.
The coolest animation in town.
New York Daily News
Its story, characters, dialogue, humor and voice performances are first-rate.
It's a fast, funny picture, and the worst thing you can say about it is that it's no "Toy Story," no "Shrek." That may be true, but one thing Ice Age proves is that the new digitized cartoons are a form whose time has come.
They center on the devilishly clever, exceedingly enjoyable interludes featuring the aforementioned rodent in situations and circumstances that recall the great animated work of the recently departed Chuck Jones.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Diverting, if undistinguished.
New York Post
Almost everything about Ice Age proves to be disappointingly generic.
Wall Street Journal
If Ice Age lacks the fit and finish of top-of-the-line films from Pixar, DreamWorks or Disney, it's still an impressive piece of work for a new feature animation group, and a harbinger of cool cartoons to come.
The problem rather is the wholesale embracing of what has become de rigueur in animation, the practice of treating major characters as if they were stand-up comics working a room in Las Vegas.

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