Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. The animation is deft but the screenplay is stilted, the voice-performances are unimaginative, and the whole project is surprisingly clumsy in its efforts to please young and old alike. A major disappointment.
  2. The underwhelming, only fitfully amusing movie left me hungry for more.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 182 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 70
  2. Negative: 13 out of 70
  1. Oct 23, 2011
    Now, in "Madagascar", Dream Works presents their homemade movie formula of "15% story and 85% fun". It may be amusing for the kids that have pure, honest hearts, but for the adults the film's baffling and confusing. Full Review »
  2. RamiW.
    Jun 3, 2006
    the lemurs are so funny i cracked up laughing and dancing about that song so everybody stop giving this movie a low score and MOVE IT!
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    It's modestly alright, a lot better than Shark Tale. The character animation reminds me of Looney Tunes movements. It has a better story line and more interesting characters, but can drag on a bit. Overall Madagascar is alright for the most part Full Review »