Chicago Sun-Times - 06/30/2009 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "All of our friends are back, and some new ones, including a ferocious T-Rex....ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS is tirelessly inventive visually...
Box Office - 06/29/2009 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]dding tons more action and razor-sharp 3D, the ICE AGE series proves it is far from extinct as it hits its stride with an irresistible and enormously fun third entry..."
Washington Post - 07/01/2009
"Simon Pegg makes a nice acerbic addition to the cast as Buck, a leathery one-eyed weasel....
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/24/2009
Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Ten Best Animated Films Of 2009" -- "The best of the three films about the inter-species herd of plucky prehistoric heroes."
Manny, Sid, Diego, and Ellie are back in this third film in the computer-animated Ice Age series. With those creatures in starring roles, fans also get another dose of the vocal talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Queen Latifah, who are joined by SHAUN OF THE DEAD's Simon Pegg. In ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAUR, Manny and Ellie are expecting their first baby, while Sid the sloth tries an unconventional way of starting a family that gets him into trouble. With all this talk of babies, Diego might be losing his saber-toothed edge, but a journey to save Sid may just turn the whole group into heroes. In addition to all that adventure, it wouldn't be an Ice Age film if Scrat weren't on a desperate hunt for an acorn, but he might get distracted by a shapely female squirrel.