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83
While the result isn't the greatest show on Earth, it certainly is a lot of fun.
83
The story in Madagascar 3 is functional, but the antically civilized spirit is infectious.
80
Boxoffice Magazine
Europe's Most Wanted is so full of laughs and great characters, it's easily the best in the series. Like "Toy Story 3," the Madagascar gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming.
80
Boldly and gaily sustained the madcap momentum for the whole of its eighty-few minutes.
75
Slant Magazine
In spite of its lazy, cookie-cutter screenplay, simple narrative mechanics are only dutifully observed to the extent that they step aside to make way for numerous flights of madness.
70
Good-humored and endearing, full of energy and color (sometimes neon) if not quite Pixar-level invention.
50
Yes, it's a cartoon, but it's conspicuously unmodulated, with the volume set on high and the pacing all but pushed to fast-forward.
50
Village Voice
Like a big-screen Big Gulp, this third installment of the billion-dollar animated franchise contains as much cinematic confection as an 85-minute movie can bear.
50
For many adults, sitting through this will be an exercise in tedium. It offers about as much as an oversized, overlong Saturday morning cartoon and if that's where expectations are set, it probably won't disappoint. Talk about setting the bar low, though.
40
Madagscar 3 is less interested in plucking the last bit of meat off the series's bones than with simply picking the lowest-hanging fruit.

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