6.91 h 25 min2005X-RayPG
A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy. Featuring the voice talents of: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith and David Schwimmer.
Eric DarnellTom McGrath
David SchwimmerBen StillerChris Rock
English [CC]
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Teresa ChengMireille Soria
Dreamworks Animation
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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joel wingReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Penguins and lemurs stole this movie from Marty the zebra and Alex the lion
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Madagascar was a Dream Works animated comedy about a bunch of New York City zoo animals who get shipwrecked in Madagascar and have to learn how to survive outside of captivity.

The movie has a large ensemble cast. While the main characters were Chris Rock as Marty the Zebra and Ben Stiller as Alex the lion, the side characters actually stole the show. There were a group of penguins for example who were also launching plots. They were so popular they ended up getting their own spinoff film. There were also some chimps who always talk about throwing poo at people. At the very top however was a colony of lemurs in Madagascar led by King Julien XIII (Sacha Baron Cohen). Their main priority is to party and survive the predators on the island.

The dilemma in the story turns out to be Alex realizing that he eats meet and wants to eat all his friends the longer they stay in Madagascar. Can his animal instincts be overcome by friendship?

Overall Madagascar was a very entertaining and fun movie especially with those penguins and lemurs.
5 people found this helpful
BrittanyReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bad word spelt out in movie...
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There’s a part of the move where they spell out help with the tree branches and part of the P falls down and spells the word hell. The lil kid I was watching with yells out hell!!! And I was like alright never showing this ever. Make it PG-13. Kids can read.
9 people found this helpful
LenexanReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended Kid's Film
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Great movie for the kiddos. Never fails to capture the attention of even the most unattentive child, with the well crafted storyline and character creations. Fun for all. Adults will be sucked in to watch along with the young ones, so be fore-warned and plan on popping enough popcorn for everyone and joining in for a fun filled afternoon or evening.
9 people found this helpful
Chase EarlesReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Marty and the gang do not miss!
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This is the movie that started it all. Marty, Alex, Gloria, and Melvin start the amazing Madagascar series off with a bang. The voice acting is incredible. I heard Ben stiller and Chris rock went to Africa for 4 weeks to watch the mannerisms of lions and zebras just for this movie. I rate this 10/10
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jReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Vulgar, more a movie for adults than for kids
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Full of adult pop culture references (such as Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, Chariots of Fire, Outer Limits, Born Free, Sinatra Songs, etc.) that were sometimes clever but probably not noticed by children. Also full of vulgar language (heck, butt, etc.) and behaviors. Also some jungle food-chain violence that would disturb children (but not teenagers). Not a kids movie although it pretends to be to be. The penguins are terrific characters.
Gram CookieReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
lock your remote
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Here's what happens when you have visitors and allow them to watch your television. They order stuff, I'm sure not realizing it, and you have no way to cancel digital orders once they've done it.
3 people found this helpful
JaneiteReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2009
3.0 out of 5 stars
The Penguins are the Real Stars
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I have two elementary age boys who wanted to see this film at the theater and then asked for the dvd. So I have seen it both at the theater and at home, but I really don't care for it. My kids thought it was quite funny, but I would place it in the bottom tier of kids' movies. The animation is fine and parts are amusing but nothing is really stellar. The story is run-of-the-mill, and too many cliches make it a bit tiresome. Chris Rock, in my opinion, just has a funny voice, so I laughed whenever his character spoke. The highlight of the movie is the penguins. As a paramilitary group intent on breaking out of the zoo and heading to Antarctica, they steal the show. The lemurs (or were they meerkats?) on the island of Madagascar have some laughs as well, but on the whole, this is not my favorite kids' movie. I recommend you rent it first before you buy.
5 people found this helpful
Emily SmithReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny for all ages
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A cute funny movie with lovable characters that makes you wonder if you should get the sequels (the answer is no their bad). It has both kid and adult humor that makes others flip out but all of it is subtle or over there heads and then their is "adult" joke that makes some scoff that their kid has already made before see this
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