Box Office - 05/21/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/15/2012
"[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+
Wall Street Journal - 06/14/2012
"MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."
Los Angeles Times - 06/08/2012
"The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."
Movieline - 06/08/2012
"[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."
Total Film - 11/01/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "MADAGASCAR puts the franchise back on track, bearing plentiful evidence of new co-scripter Noah Baumbach's dry wit."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2012
"[T]he film's cartoon approach pays off in the joyful, triumphant and mostly abstract show the animals perform when they join a circus."
The third entry in the MADAGASCAR franchise finds the tightknit group of animals joining a traveling circus in order to get back home. Noah Baumbach provides the script, with Eric Darnell handling director duties. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sacha Baron Cohen reprise the voice roles, with Frances McDormand stepping in as the villain.