Ice Age: Continental Drift Reviews

  • A mild bounce back from the dinosaur doldrums of the last Ice Age movie.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • "Continental Drift," like its predecessors, is much too friendly to dislike, and its vision of interspecies multiculturalism is generous and appealing.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • This fourth installment featuring the computer-animated, prehistoric critters is aimless and derivative. While the first Ice Age movie in 2002 was inventive and cute, there's far too little here that's fresh.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Logic may be extinct, but, boy, do these movies whiz by like ice cubes zipping across a linoleum floor.

    Sean O'Connell — Washington Post

  • Dinklage works hard, and his gold-toothed monkey mariner is amusingly designed, but it's not nearly enough to shake the sense that we're watching elaborate filler.

    Tom Russo — Boston Globe

  • The best bits are basic and all but voiceless: those Scrat-intensive set pieces, still inspiredly squirrelly if much too far apart.

    Jonathan Kiefer — Village Voice

  • It all would have been more enjoyable without all the treacle and pandering.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • The characters are manic and idiotic, the dialogue is rat-a-tat chatter, the action is entirely at the service of the 3-D, and the movie depends on bright colors, lots of noise and a few songs in between the whiplash moments.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • It's not very funny, but your kids might like it. For the record.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • They keep pumping out more "Ice Age" movies, as if it were some sort of "Rocky" for kids or something, and if they never reach the heights of the best animated fare, they chug along efficiently.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Popping from one silly set piece to another is all that really concerns the screenwriters.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • How many times do they need to reassert the message that family comes first and friends are forever?

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • These films are generally good at being good enough, and the fourth installment, Ice Age: Continental Drift, doesn't deviate from that modest tradition.

    William Goss —

  • ...everything I liked about the original movie has been worn down.

    Leonard Maltin — indieWIRE

  • Kids will enjoy themselves and adults won't feel the urge to spend the duration hiding out in the restrooms. Some of the jokes are funny.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • It's familiar, drawn-out shtick, and the humor lacks the subtlety of the first and best Ice Age, but there are some visually inventive high points.

    Megan Lehmann — Hollywood Reporter

  • The filmmakers stuff the film to a manic degree, albeit with increasingly textured animation.

    Jake Coyle — Associated Press

  • The frenetic pace masks an emptiness; this Ice Age is just a collection of slapstick moments and fisticuffs, with pauses for Sid to regurgitate food into his paw and show it to everyone.

    Mary F. Pols — TIME Magazine

  • The dialogue is sometimes too sluggish and definitely too preachy, the ending is a little too sappy, yet somehow this strange collection of prehistoric critters and their completely illogical life are consistently likable, if not quite lovable.

    Betsy Sharkey — Los Angeles Times

  • The swashbuckling stuff is boisterous, if dated, and proves far more engaging than a tedious sub-plot involving Manny's rebellious teenage daughter.

    Jason Best — Movie Talk

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