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Madagascar (2005)

14 Ratings: 2.5
Comedy and Kids & Family movie directed by Eric Darnell, Gary Trousdale, and Tom McGrath

The penguins steal the show. In the sprightlyMadagascar, a mid-life crisis inspires Marty the Zebra (voiced by Chris Rock) to escape from his lifelong home, a New York zoo. His equally pampered friends--Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Gloria the Hippo (Jada … see full wiki

6 reviews about Madagascar (2005)
review by . September 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
High Expectations May Have Tarnished This One
   I’ll admit that I am a bit partial to talking animal CG animated features.  There is something about the personification of humans in highly stylized animal models that get me every time.   Plus the color pallets are usually spectacular.      That said Madagascar was on my “to do” list for a long time! 5-years to be exact (never let it be said I rush into things).  I did Disney’s The Wild first and both Open Seasons but …
Quick Tip by . March 18, 2010
Brainless gags and bad animation from Dreamworks. Some talented voice actors wasted on drivel.
review by . November 02, 2008
You'd think you'd have a ratings winner   With Stiller, Pinkett, Rock and Schwimmer   But even though you'll laugh a lot   You'll find it lacking in the plot.     The zebra dreams of being wild   (Chris Rock is such a problem child)   His friends prefer life in the zoo   No hunger, thirst, or work to do     Marty the Zebra runs away   to celebrate his 10th birthday   His pals hunt …
review by . June 05, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Since Shrek, DreamWorks pictures has annually put out cartoons aimed at audiences of all ages. Most of these end up behind Pixar's creations as best cartoon of the year. 2005 was one of the few exceptions; first, Pixar did not release any movie that year. Second, this movie is actually very good. It tells the story of four overly domesticated zoo animals who inadvertantly end up in Madagascar, where they have to learn to survive against the odds and in spite of themselves. The movie is written as …
review by . October 21, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Described as an animated SEINFELD for kids, MADAGASCAR revolves around the lives of a quartet of animals from New York's Central Park Zoo. Marty (Chris Rock) is a zebra that after his 10th birthday suffers from a mid-life crisis and wants to be free. His closest friends; Alex (Ben Stiller) the lion, Melman (David Schwimmer--doing his best acting of his career) the giraffe, and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) the Hippo try to get him to see how good their life is, but Marty just can't be convinced. He …
review by . December 01, 2005
My kids were very excited once this came out on DVD. This film is as good as Shrek, with humor for little kids and us big kids as well. The penguins are awesome and the lemurs are hilarious! This is a funny and charming movie. Based on the story of Marty played by Chris Rock who longs for life outside of the zoo. However Alex and the rest of Marty's friends enjoy the life of luxury at the zoo. Marty decides to venture outside the zoo. And his friends go after him. Subsequently get caught and is …
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