Madagascar Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2454

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 337

Theatrical Release Date: 05/27/2005

Language: English

Genre: Animation, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Actors: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer

Plot: A mid-life crisis strikes Marty the zebra at New York's Central Park Zoo and he makes a break for freedom. Followed by star Alex the lion, Gloria the brash hippo and Melman the hypochondriac giraffe, the four are captured and sent to a wildlife reserve in Kenya. Due to a quartet of meddling penguins, they instead end up in Madagascar where true freedom brings about some surprising changes. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/03/2019

It was perhaps serviceable when first released, but the animation hasn't aged that well and better Dreamworks films (including ones in this franchise) have come along.

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/18/2014

This movie was funny and cute. But not the best DreamWorks movie.

Rating of
2.5/4

FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/05/2012

I thought this movie was funny and cute for all ages. This one doesn't quite measure up to either sequel.

Full Movie Reviews

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Rating of
3/4

Fun for the entire family

The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008

"Marty" (Chris Rock), "Alex" (Ben Stiller), "Gloria" (Jada Pinkett Smith) and "Melman" (David Schwimmer) are different species of animals who live at the New York City Zoo. They are best of friends who live in adjoining habitats.

It's "Marty's" 10th birthday, and he has only one wish. He wants to go to the wild. The rest of the group thinks the comical zebra is insane for wanting to leave the lap of luxury that is the zoo.

"Marty's" dream is bolstered by a group of militaristic penguins who are trying to dig their way to Antarctica. He then breaks out himself to head to Connecticut, which has a beautiful zoo apparently. So he starts to wander around the "Big Apple" to try to get to Grand Central Station to catch the express to Connecticut. But his three friends go after him, and …

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