Critic Reviews

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
    Ice Age never matches the brilliance of ''Toy Story'' or the heartfelt heft of ''Shrek,'' but it's an antic and sweet-spirited pleasure.
  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe
    The coolest animation in town.
  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today
    A minor delight but a delight just the same.
  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
    A pleasure to look at and scarcely less fun as a story. I came to scoff and stayed to smile.
  • 70
    Joe Leydon Variety
    An entertaining story that, while not terribly original, is sufficiently arresting and often laugh-out-loud funny.
  • 70
    Michael Dequina Film Threat
    To complain about the lack of originality is to ignore the real wit and joy behind this very fun film.
  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post
    Almost everything about Ice Age proves to be disappointingly generic.
  • 60
    Chicago Reader
    The animation is remarkable, except for the stiff, marionettelike humans.
  • 50
    Keith Phipps The A.V. Club
    Kids won't mind a bit, but adults accustomed to "Shrek" and Pixar will have no trouble spotting what's missing.
  • 40
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice
    Has only its stylized designs to recommend it.