Penguins of Madagascar [DVD] [2014]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1335 out of 1369)

Synopsis


Penguins of Madagascar
The penguins from Madagascar get their own film in this DreamWorks Animation production. When a villainous octopus named Dave (voice of John Malkovich) hatches a plan to eliminate the penguins, Skipper (voice of Tom McGrath), Kowalski (voice of Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) must team with a clandestine animal organization known as North Wind to thwart the diabolical plan. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom McGrath
    Tom McGrath - Skipper
  • Chris Miller
    Chris Miller - Kowalski
  • Christopher Knights
    Christopher Knights - Private
  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich - Dr. Octavius Brine
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict Cumberbatch - Agent Classified



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny Movie for Kids and Adults

    Posted
    Eddiestar
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    The Madagascar movies are hit and miss for me. The kids love them, but I mostly tolerate them. Except for the penguins. I love the penguins. When a movie with them as the stars was announced, I groaned -- much like I did when a movie starring Gru's minions was announced. Too much of a good thing and all that. I was pleasantly surprised. The movie was silly, yes. Absurd, even. Unlike the Madagascar movies, which try to wedge in warm fuzzy moments that just don't work, this movie just lets its freak flag fly and goes for broke. As with any movie that does so, its rapid fire jokes are sure to have a few duds. Not even the original 'Airplane!' or 'Top Secret!' are completely dud-free (and they are the pinnacle of intentional absurdity, IMO), so that doesn't worry me. The question is, what's the hit:miss ratio? I'm happy to say it's very high. I laughed a lot. A whole lot. A whole stinkin' lot. I read some reviews on IMdB from some folks who must be really unhappy. They complained about the lack of "relevant" jokes, like corporate greed, the environment, global warming, what have you. All I can say, thank God the movie avoided those things like the plague. Message movies are rarely funny, except for the wrong reasons. Like message books, they tend to collapse under their own weight (and I say this about the movies and books that have messages I actually agree with -- the main reason I think most "Christian" movies and books stink -- but I digress). So, if you're looking for a movie with some political message PRESENTED BY TALKING PENGUINS, you're sure to be disappointed. If you're looking for a movie that is silly and entertaining with a lot of laughs, try it. You might like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WORTH THE MONEY AND BONUS FOR THE PRICE

    Posted
    MOTHEROFTWO

    WAS GOING TO PAY ONLINE AND PU IN STORE AT WM FOR $25 BUT THEN I NOTICED PU IN STORE WASN'T AVAILABLE, SO CHECKED BEST BUY AND THEY HAD THIS SAME COMBO BLUERAY DVD AND DIGITAL COPY AND THE TWO POPPIN PENGUINS FOR $19.99 AND A COOL LUNCHBOX THAT SAYS $7.99 BUT RANG UP $4.99 WITH COMBO PURCHASE SO FOR THE PRICE I WAS GOING TO PAY AT WM I GOT A LUCHBOX TOO AND DID PICK UP IN STORE AND WAS READY IN LESS THAN 1/2 HOUR AND I DIDNT HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOME RUDE WM EMPLOYEE TO TAKE THEIR TIME TO GO TO THE BACK TO FIND IT IF THEY COULD FIND IT OR NEVER FIND IT THEN LIKE MY LAST EXPERIENCE END UP GETTING A REFUND AND BUYING IT OFF THE SHELF FOR $5 MORE THAN I PAID ONLINE. WM WILL SELL SOMETHING ONLINE TO PU IN STORE AND NEVER HAVE IT BECAUSE AN EMPLOYEE TOOK SO LONG TO GET IT THAT IT SOLD OUT. BEST BUY HAS IT RIGHT THERE WAITING AND THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE ALWAYS COURTEOUS WITH THE GREETINGS CUSTOMERS APPRECIATE THANK YOU BEST BUY, FROM NOW ONE THIS IS WHERE I WILL BE CHECKING FIRST.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly Great Movie for the Entire Family

    Posted
    MovieWatcher
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    I didn't have much expectations when I bought the movie for my kids and only because it was at a great sale price. Hindsight, I should have sprung for the 3D version for a few dollars more :( Movie blew my expectations out of the water and Graphics were great!! Great addition to the Madagascar collection. LOTS of humor for all ages (there's several that only adults would catch on to), and story line was entertaining, of course, it revolves around the penguins...of Madagascar. My boys (5 and 2) watches it over and over, and I have seen it more than once, which is saying alot. The 2 toys that came with this bundle were Cheap and the winding mechanism konked out after a few days with the boys, but they were just extras that didn't cost any more for the bundle..good freebies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    REVIEW OF: Penguins Blu-Ray/DVD

    Posted
    solarpm
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    REVIEW OF: Penguins Blu-Ray/DVD SKU: 1222013 [ PROS ] - Higly entertaining Overview: The infamous penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, are recruited into the North Wind, an exclusive spy organization. They will work alongside the most capable espionage agents available. North Wind is run by Agent Classified. The North Wind interspecies group is tasked with the challenging task of defeating the villain, Dr. Octavius Brine, from his goal of conquering the world. The penguins, along with their multi-talented group of spies, will face multiple challenges in this great adventure facing them. They must succeed, for the fate of the world rests entirely with the North Wind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive 3D

    Posted
    DenverFamily
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    Overall this movie is certainly worth owning. The 3D was consistent throughout the film with plenty of "pop-out" effects to be enjoyed. The story was fun to watch, even for those who are familiar with Penguin series aired on Nickelodeon. We gave this movie only 4 stars because we felt the story could have been slightly better and was lacking a few additional 3D effects. As owners and raters of a fan-based 3D website, top103Dmovies.com, this movie didn't make our top 10 list but we still would recommend it as we fell it would still be watched again in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Penguins is AWESOME!!!

    Posted
    LuvDisneyatTimes
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    OK - When I hear "...Madagascar" I almost start to cry. I hate the song - I hate the weasel (or whatever he is), but I LOVE THE PENGUINS! Now, they have their own movie & guess what? They hate the song & the weasel, too! This is ONE FUNNY MOVIE!!! The lunch box is GREAT! The toys are - ehh... I got two sets (two toys/set) and one set worked and the other does not. Hey, they're free. If they work - give 'em to the kids; if not, target practice. Either way, GET THE MOVIE!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you love the Penguins, this movie is for you!

    Posted
    Daniel
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    These characters were always my favorites in the Madagascar movie! Their sad attempts at being an elite special forces unit has never ceased to leave me in stitches in the past. The movie did not fail either. A co-worker bought it (upon seeing my Madagascar Penguin plush on my desk) and said she loved it. I found it at Best Buy while perusing random DVD's and had to get it. It far exceeded my expectations! If you love the Madagascar Penguins, this movie is for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny movie for kids and adults

    Posted
    Markymark87
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    I will be honest. ..I have a soft spot in my heart for witty animals. The writers for this movie did a great job at mixing slapstick with dry wit so I couldn't help but purchase this DVD for my children at Christmas. My son loves penguins, so I say as a parent, choose something you can enjoy as well (if not simply tolerate). If you like the humor of Dory in Finding Nemo, then I think you would like this film too. .. even though it is not Disney.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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